Mariánský (morový) sloup / Marian (Plague) Column - Podebrady (Central Bohemia)
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N 50° 08.565 W 015° 07.047
28U E 491607 N 5554509
Quick Description: Depicted highly decorative Roccoco Marian (Plague) Column is situated in the western part of the George Square (Jirího námestí) - the principal public space of spa town Podebrady.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/5/2020 5:47:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM129CH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Depicted highly decorative Roccoco Marian (Plague) Column is situated in the western part of the George Square (Jirího námestí) - the principal public space of spa town Podebrady.

The column at George Square in Podebrady is a sandstone rococo Marian column with a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary (Immaculata in Latin) and four statues of saints on a pedestal around the column. Column dates back to 1765, when was erected on the square in memory of the plague epidemics in 1712–1714 and 1747–1749. The sculptural group has been protected as a cultural monument since 1965.

The column has a richly structured pedestal on a multi-stage plinth, decorated with rococo ornaments. In its corners, there are statues of St. Wenceslas, St. Adalbert, St. Florian and St. Procopius. In the middle of the pedestal is a prismatic posture with a slender column with a Corinthian-order capital and a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Source: excerpted and translated from Wikipedia and National Heritage Institute portal.

Wikipedia Url: [Web Link]

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