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Mariánské stĺp

Saint Mary's Column

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
(Wikipedia)

1675

Bratislava /  Mariánské stĺp   Bratislava /  Mariánské stĺp

Description

Statue of Saint Mary with crown and the Child Jesus blessing, standing on a crescent moon crushing the serpent. On a round column with a square base with on the faces:
  1. Relief 'Adoration of the Host', showing two angels with a monstrance.
  2. Text 'GloriŠ…'
  3. Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Hungary.
  4. Text 'Leopoldvs…'

Inscription(s)

Bratislava - Mariánské stĺp GloriŠ Salvatoris
Iesv Christi Domini Nostri
In sacri Hostia
Nvper Sacrilege Tractam
In Ănam Reparande
Honor MariŠ Virginis
Sine Macvla Concep
PatronŠ Regni HvngariŠ
MagnŠ DominŠ NostrŠ
semper Magis...
post... ... isam
Sed...
Pi...
...
Bratislava - Mariánské stĺp Leopoldvs
Romanorvm Imperator
Semper avgvstvs
Hvngari Rex apostolicvs
Archidvx AvstriŠ
Memor
acceptarvm Gratiarvm
Intelligens
Mvltiplicem Obligationem
Providens
Regno Sibi Svis
Senatv popvloqve hvngariŠ
omniqve Christianitati
Lavdetvr SS Sacramentvm
et sine Macvla Concepta
Virgo Maria.

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 48°8'38" - E 17°6'30")

Item Code: skbr013; Photograph: 5 September 2012
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