Statues - Hither & Thither


Samostanska ulica
(Franjevački samostan i crkva Sv. Katarine)

Marijanski stup

Marian Column

18th century

Krapina /  Marijanski stup   Krapina /  Marijanski stup


Column with a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, standing on a snake


Bez grieha začeta
moli za nas!

Pray for us!

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)

Krapina - Marijanski stup


Location (N 46°9'51" - E 15°52'2")

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Item Code: hr001; Photograph: 7 September 2016
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