Statues - Hither & Thither

Croatia
Zagreb
Grad Zagreb

Trg sv. Marka
(Crkva sv. Marka Evanđelista (north portal))

Gotičke skulpture na južnom portalu crkve sv. Marka

Gothic sculptures at the south portal of St. Mark's Church


14th century

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Description

The most valuable part of St. Mark's Church is its south portal, considered to be the work of sculptors of the Parler family from Prague (end of the 14th century). The Gothic composition of the portal consists of fifteen statues placed in eleven shallow niches. On top are the statues of Jesus and Mary with the infant Jesus, and below them one can see St. Mark and the Lion; the Twelve Apostles are placed on both sides of the portal (the four wooden statues are replaced with baroque statues, the original have been destroyed). In its artistic composition and the number of statues, this portal is the richest and the most valuable Gothic portal in southern Central Europe.

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Jesus and Mary with the infant Jesus.
Zagreb - Gotičke skulpture na južnom portalu crkve sv. Marka
St. Mark

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Location (N 45°48'58" - E 15°58'25")

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Item Code: hr047; Photograph: 8 September 2016
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