Statues - Hither & Thither

Site Search:
Bratislavský kraj

Františkánske námestie

Mariánské stĺp

Saint Mary's Column

The mother of Jesus Christ


Bratislava /  Mariánské stĺp   Bratislava /  Mariánské stĺp


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 'Gloriæ…'
  3. Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Hungary.
  4. Text 'Leopoldvs…'


Bratislava - Mariánské stĺp Gloriæ Salvatoris
Iesv Christi Domini Nostri
In sacri Hostia
Nvper Sacrilege Tractam
In Ænam Reparande
Honor Mariæ Virginis
Sine Macvla Concep
Patronæ Regni Hvngariæ
Magnæ Dominæ Nostræ
semper Magis...
post... ... isam
Bratislava - Mariánské stĺp Leopoldvs
Romanorvm Imperator
Semper avgvstvs
Hvngari Rex apostolicvs
Archidvx Avstriæ
acceptarvm Gratiarvm
Mvltiplicem Obligationem
Regno Sibi Svis
Senatv popvloqve hvngariæ
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)


Locatie (N 48°8'38" - E 17°6'30") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: skbr013; Photograph: 5 September 2012
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt

Bronzefiguren Kaufen

Your banner here? Click for information.