Holy Trinity (Dreieinigkeit) - Hallstatt, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 47° 33.745 E 013° 38.961
33T E 398399 N 5268550
Quick Description: Baroque sandstone statuary of the Holy Trinity as a central piece of the Holy Trinity column erected in 1744 in the cntre of the historic market place (Marktplatz) in Hallstatt.
Location: Oberösterreich, Austria
Date Posted: 9/13/2021 11:58:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM14YTC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
In the centre of the historic market square in Hallstatt we find the Holy Trinity column. The landmark was endowed by the wealthy salt merchant Johann Ignaz Etzinger in 1744. At the top of the Holy Trinity column we find a depiction of the Holy Father and Son, beneath a dove symbolising the Holy Ghost. An angel figure follows. A statue of Mary, Mother of Christ completes the column. The column was sculptured by Josef Anton Pfaffinger (1684 - 1758) from Salzburg.

The Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity, one of the most important in mainstream Christian faith, teaches the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one divine Being called the Godhead.

The Trinity is most commonly seen in Christian art with the Spirit represented by a dove, as specified in the Gospel accounts of the Baptism of Christ; it is nearly always shown with wings outspread.The Father and the Son are usually differentiated by age, and later by dress, but this too is not always the case. The usual depiction of the Father as an older man with a white beard may derive from the biblical Ancient of Days, which is often cited in defense of this sometimes controversial representation. The Son may be represented by a symbol—typically the Lamb or a cross—or on a crucifix, so that the Father is the only human figure shown at full size.
Associated Religion(s): Christian, Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic

Statue Location: at the centre of Marktplatz in Hallstatt

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: Josef Anton Pfaffinger (1684 - 1758)

Website: Not listed

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