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St. Sebastian / Sv. Šebestián (Prague - Vyšehrad)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 03.870 E 014° 25.016
33U E 458269 N 5545964
Quick Description: Depicted Baroque sandstone statue of St.Sebastian you can find near Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Prague district Vyšehrad...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/30/2011 12:51:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMAMMH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 142

Long Description:

Depicted Baroque sandstone statue of St.Sebastian you can find near Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Prague district Vyšehrad. Authorship of the statue from the 1st half of the XVIII century is unknown.

Saint Sebastian (died c. 288) was a Christian saint and martyr, who is said to have been killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post and shot with arrows. This is the most common artistic depiction of Sebastian; however, he was rescued and healed by Saint Irene of Rome before haranguing the emperor and being clubbed to death. [wiki]

Sv. Šebestián - Vyšehrad, naproti vyšehradskému hrbitovu v nice je barokní pískovcová socha z 1. poloviny 18. století. Autor neznámý. Socha sem byla prenesena z iniciativy probošta Karlacha r. 1894 z domu U Harantu v Rytírské ulici, jenž musel ustoupit stavbe Staromestské tržnice.

Associated Religion(s): Catholic

Statue Location: in the niche at fortification wall near Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Prague district Vyšehrad

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown Czech baroque sculptor

Website: [Web Link]

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