Holy Trinity Column / Sloup Nejsvetejší Trojice (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Posted by: deel
N 49° 35.635 E 017° 15.027
33U E 662630 N 5495914
Quick Description: The Olomouc Holy Trinity Column is the largest collection of Baroque statues within the framework of one sculptural group in Central Europe. It was registered onto the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage in the year 2000.
Location: Olomoucky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 3/4/2010 12:29:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM8B12
It reaches a height of 35 metres. The lower part of the column contains a chapel. The sculptural decoration of the column is made up of 18 statues of saints, 12 figures of torchbearers, 6 reliefs with half-standing apostles, a sculptural group of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary located in the central part of the shaft of the column and finally the top sculptural group of the Holy Trinity. Both of these sculptural groups were cast into bronze and consequently gilded. The figures are enveloped in light, airy drapery with lively expressions on their faces and corresponding gesticulations of their hands. The overall impression is thus not one of exaggerated weighted Baroque dynamism, but on the contrary gives a natural and harmonic impression.
Stamp Issuing Country: Czech republic
Date of Issue: 11.9.2002
Denomination: 14 Kč
Color: brown, yellow, red, blue
Stamp Type: Single Stamp
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