1709 - Statue of Virgin Mary (Immaculate Conception) - Námešt na Hané, Czech Republic
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N 49° 36.251 E 017° 03.863
33U E 649154 N 5496670
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of Virgin Mary
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/24/2020 9:10:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM13A6P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 2

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 1709 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
genItrICI aDMIrabILI LabIs Ignarae posIta


The Immaculate Conception is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church which states that the Virgin Mary was free of original sin from the moment of her conception.

The iconography of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception shows her standing, with arms outspread or hands clasped in prayer, and her feast day is 8 December.

The Immaculate Conception of Mary in the womb of her mother is not to be confused with her purity in the virgin birth of Jesus.

The definitive iconography for the depiction of "Our Lady" seems to have been finally established by the painter and theorist Francisco Pacheco in his "El arte de la pintura" of 1649: a beautiful young girl of 12 or 13, wearing a white tunic and blue mantle, rays of light emanating from her head ringed by twelve stars and crowned by an imperial crown, the sun behind her and the moon beneath her feet.[61] Pacheco's iconography influenced other Spanish artists or artists active in Spain such as El Greco, Bartolomé Murillo, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco Zurbarán, who each produced a number of artistic masterpieces based on the use of these same symbols. The popularity of this particular representation of The Immaculate Conception spread across the rest of Europe, and has since remained the best known artistic depiction of the concept: in a heavenly realm, moments after her creation, the spirit of Mary (in the form of a young woman) looks up in awe at (or bows her head to) God. The moon is under her feet and a halo of twelve stars surround her head, possibly a reference to "a woman clothed with the sun" from Revelation 12:1–2. Additional imagery may include clouds, a golden light, and putti. In some paintings the putti are holding lilies and roses, flowers often associated with Mary

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Na ctyrech kamenných stupních vysoký válcový sokl s pilíri precházejícími do volut podstavce, reliéfne bohate zdobeného akanty a oválnými kartušemi se znázornením sv. Kryštofa, lilie, petilisté ruže s hvezdou a latinským nápisem. Nad profilovanou rímsou socha Panny Marie Immaculaty. Datována chronogramem do roku 1709. Autor David Zürn ml.
Text of the original chronogram: genItrICI aDMIrabILI LabIs Ignarae posIta

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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