Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovenska Bistrica

Trg Alfonza Šarha

Znamenje s kipom Matere Božje

Column with statue of the Mother of God

The mother of Jesus Christ
Attributed to
Veit Königer

Slovenska Bistrica /  Znamenje s kipom Matere Božje   Slovenska Bistrica /  Znamenje s kipom Matere Božje


Column with a gilded statue of Virgin Mary Immaculate.



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 46°23'41" - E 15°34'28")

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Item Code: si019; Photograph: 7 September 2016
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