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Unicorn -- Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member torfik
N 49° 44.797 E 013° 22.586
33U E 383035 N 5511724
Quick Description: The White Unicorn House and Apothecary on Square of the Republic, Plzen. Unicorn head is located on the historic pharmacy building on Republic Square.
Location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/10/2009 4:24:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM7DMH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 148

Long Description:
[EN]
The White Unicorn House and Apothecary on Square of the Republic.

Unicorn head is located on the historic pharmacy building on Square of the Republic No.27.
Unicorn is above the balcony at a height of 1st Floor.

Built by a prominent Pilsen contractor Martin Stelzer in 1859. Neo- Renaissance front with sgrafitti from the cycle 'Collecting Herbs' by Mikoláš Aleš from 1896.

The floor above are two other unicorns.

Unicorn
A unicorn (from Latin unus 'one' and cornu 'horn') is a mythological creature. Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the horn on its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a billy-goat beard, a lion's tail, and cloven hooves—these distinguish it from a horse. He could be captured only by unfair means, and his single horn was said to neutralize poison.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn



[CS]
Jednorožec je na historické budove lékarny na námestí Republiky 27, Plzen.

Budova lékárny od plzenského stavitele Martina Stelzera je z roku 1859. Její novorenesancní prucelí je ozdobeno sgrafity z cyklu Sber lécivých rostlin (podle kreseb Mikoláše Alše z roku 1896).


O patro výš jsou kolem cerveného kríže v bílém poli další dva jednorožci.


Jednorožec
Jedná se o bájného tvora, který se obvykle zobrazuje v jako kun ci antilopa s nápadným, dlouhým a šroubovite krouceným rohem. Od krestanského stredoveku byl považován za symbol síly, cistoty a panenství.

Dlouho do novoveku vydržela povest, podle které jednorožcuv roh cistí vodu a zneškodnuje jedy.
Stal se tak až do 19. století symbolem lékáren.
Time Period: Modern

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Second half of the 19th Century.

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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