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Sousoší Nejsvětější Trojice

Trinity Monument

Antonín Riga
1715

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Description

Sculpture group showing God the Father (old man with sceptre and making a blessing gesture), the Son (Jesus, holding a cross) and the Holy Ghost (a dove). In front of them a statue of Saint Mary.

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Inscription(s)

In gLorIaM DeI PatrIs
FILII et SpIrItVs sanCtI
Anno 1715 statVam
praesenteM IsabeLLa
Werlenberg Consors
ereXIt nata fILLa
LaMderi eX stoCkern
AVstrIa
first two lines chronogram for 1715

Annotation

This baroque sculpture of the Holy Trinity was erected in 1715 by Mary Isabella, wife of the former owner of the estate, Count John Philip of Werdenberg. The sculpture expressed the thanksgiving for the fact that the city survived the plague.
On the back their coat-of-arms.

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Marian, Holy Trinity and Plague Columns (Mariensäule, Dreifaltigkeitssäule, Pestsäule)

Marian and Holy Trinity columns are religious monuments with a statue of Saint Mary or a depiction of the Holy Trinity on top of a column. Around the base of the column are usually various saints. Marian columns were built to thank the Virgin Mary for intervention to quell the pestilence and other scourges. The first of those was erecrted in Vienna in 1667 (Mariensäule) and the second in 1679 also in Vienna at the Graben, the Pestsäule.
The purpose of the Holy Trinity columns was usually simply to celebrate the church and the faith, although the plague motif could play a role.
Erecting religious monuments in the form of a column surmounted by a figure or a Christian symbol was a gesture of public faith that flourished in the Catholic countries of Europe especially in the 17th and 18th centuries (Wikipedia)

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Location N 49°12'26" E 16°9'27"

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