Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovakia
Komárno - Komárom
Nitriansky kraj

Župna ulica - Megye utca / Palatinova ulica - Nádor utca

Trojičný a morový stĺp - Szentháromság és Pestis szobor

Trinity and Plague column


(Wikipedia)

1715

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Description

Square column surmounted by a sculpture group showing God the Father (old man orb and sceptre), the Son (holding a cross in his left hand) and the Holy Ghost (a dove in the center of a radiating sun). Father and Son are crowning Saint Mary ad Queen of Heaven. The column stands on a square base with five statues, four on the corners statues - all looking to the front, and one lying before the front face, below each statue is a latin hexameter and chronogram for 1715:

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  1. Svätý Anton Padovský / Saint Anthony of Padua, with the Child Jesus.
    qVID gerIs antonI VItam faCpræLIa Letho
    born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, (Lisbon c. 1195 - Padua 1231), priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, known for his preaching and expert knowledge of scripture (Wikipedia).
  2. Svätý Šebestián / Saint Sebastian, tied to a tree and shot by arrows.
    pesteMteLafVgant LaVDator apoLLo sebastVs
    (died c. 288), martyr, killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians (Wikipedia).
  3. Svätá Rozália / Saint Rosalia, lying between Sebastian and Roch.
    DIspos..e CaroLVs stItItato VerosaLIa pesteM
    (1130-1166), also called La Santuzza or "The Little Saint", revered as a protector against infectious diseases (Wikipedia).
  4. Svätý Rochus / Saint Roch, in pilgrim's outfit with staff and dog, and showing his tigh.
    HIC proprIIs DeMetnos.r a tIaV VLnera oLagIs
    (14th century), saint from Montpellier, he is specially invoked against the plague. (Wikipedia).
  5. Svätý Karol Boromejský / Saint Charles Borromeo, a young priest.
    Iste tIbI retra..It De ...aC Corpore VIrVs
    (Italian: Carlo Borromeo) (1538 - 1584), cardinal, worked during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church (Wikipedia).

On the front face a relief of a kneeling priest, with above the date : Ao 17 D 15 Julij 15

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(click on the photo for an enlargement)

Inscription(s)

Anno MDCCIII
Seditosos Timeba musInimicos
In Hoc Amicos
quod Mala Minitantes
Bona Facere Nos Docuerunt
Ne noc eantarma Hominum
Ope Dei Nos Armavimus
Sanctissimæ Trinitati
Hanc sTatuam Voto Recepimus
Ut ..otectionem Abea Reciperemus
Acceptavit religionem
et infestis armis
Hunc Locum Non Dedit
sVCCVs sanDVM
Verum anno MDCCXXI
nos ad huc debitores
Creditor deus pestilente Morbo
ad sana Consiliare Vocavit
Rursum nos Afflicta statuum Trias
pro Avertenda Mortalitate
Ad immortalem Trinitatem Confugi
intercessores Nobis potentiores
elegimus
Ac ne quem Ex Dilatione Contra
hamus reatum
Voti Reos Nos Confirmavimus
quod Debitum Hodie Deo pesol
vimus
quem Semper Expertisumus
promptum ad
sVCCVr renDVM
Last lines are chronograms for 1715

Annotation

The column was erected in memory of the plague epidemy from the year 1710-11 and the end of the war.

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Sources & Information

Tags

  • Charles Borromeo, St.
  • Chronogram
  • Mary, St.
  • Plague Column
  • Roch, St.
  • Rosalia, St.
  • Sebastian, St.
  • Trinity Column
  • Trinity
  • Location (N 47°45'26" - E 18°7'43")

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