Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Přeštice
Plzeňský kraj

Masarykovo náměstí

Svatý Václav v kašně

Saint Wenceslas with Fountain

c. 907 - 935
duke of Bohemia, raised as Christian by his grandmother, Saint Ludmila. He was murdered in 935 on his way to church. Patron saint of the Czech people and the Czech Republic
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1868

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Description

Statue (Cast iron?) of St. Wenceslas on the central column in a square fountain basin. On the both pipes from which the water spouts are small sculptures of pigs, and on the basin edge is a small pig rolling on its back.

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Přeštice - Svatý Václav v kašně Přeštice - Svatý Václav v kašně

Annotation

The fountain and the ciolumn date from the late 18th or 19th century. The statue of St. Wenceslaus is donated by dr. Ferdinand A. Brauner, who was a member of parliament for Přeštice.

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Locatie (N 49°34'21" - E 13°19'47")

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