Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovenia
Ljubljana
Osrednjeslovenska

Levstikov trg

Marijin steber

Saint Mary's Column

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
Wolf Weißenkirchner the younger

1681-1870

Ljubljana /  Marijin steber   Ljubljana /  Marijin steber

Description

Marian column built in 1938 by the architect Jože Plečnik, using the statue of St. Mary from 1681, sculpted by Wolf Weissenkirchner, and four saints' statues of zinc from c. 1870, made by the factory of Mayer in München. The 1681 column was to commemorate the Habsburg victory against the Ottoman Turks in the Battle of Saint Gotthard.

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Sv. Miklavž / St. Nicholas
(4th century), Bishop of Myra (Wikipedia).
Sv. Janez Krstnik / St. John the Baptist
(c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD), itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan." (Wikipedia).
Sv. Jacob / St. James the Greater
(d. 44), one of the Twelve Apostles. Patron saint of pilgrims, soldiers and cavalrymen. Depicted holding a pilgrim's staff decorated with a scallop shell. His remains are in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Spain) (Wikipedia).
Sv. Peter / St. Peter
(possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)

Inscription(s)

DeI MatrI VIrgInI statVs
CarnIoLIæ pos. eX Voto
VIrgInI sIne Labe ConCeptæ
DeDIta VoVere CorDa

tretjič postavila mestna
občina ljvbljanska
leta 1938

(chronogram: first two lines: 1681
3rd and 4th line: 1870
Translation of the last lines:
For the third time placed by the
City Municipality of Ljubljana, 1938

Signature

On the column: alojzij vodnik kamnosek (Alojzij Vodnik, stonecutter)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°2'45" E 14°30'25"

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