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1757 - Statue of St. Anne - Soutice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 43.634 E 015° 02.970
33U E 503566 N 5508305
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. Anne in centre of Soutice village
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/23/2019 9:13:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM11NYH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1757 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: haC ICone beata anna tepVteanI et nata MLaDota honorant


St. Anne also known as Ann or Anna, from Hebrew Hannah, meaning "favor" or "grace", of David's house and line, was the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ, according to Christian and Islamic tradition. Mary's mother is not named in the canonical gospels, nor in the Qur'an. Anne's name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Protoevangelium of James (written perhaps around 150) seems to be the earliest that mentions them.


The general attributes of sculpture of St. Anne: Small Virgin Mary, book, lily

Source and more information: (visit link)

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Barokní pískovcová socha na hranolovém podstavci. Na jeho celní strane nápis a polychromovaný reliéfní aliancní znak. Socha zpodobnuje sedící sv. Annu, která k sobe privinuje stojící malou P. Marii. Datováno chronogramem do roku 1757.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: haC ICone beata anna tepVteanI et nata MLaDota honorant

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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