Virgin Mary statue in festive decoration



ID number:
01417
Title:
Virgin Mary statue in festive decoration
City:
Description:

Virgin Mary statue as seen from the side of the Mickiewicz monument. In this photograph, the statue is decorated with an aureole, a wreath of lamps to illuminate the statue in the evening and at night. The icons depicting saints on either side of the statue were probably put in place on occasion of a religious holiday. Beginning in 1862 the white marble statue, sculpted in 1859 by the Munich-based artist Johannes Nepomuk Hautmann, was the centerpiece of the Mariacka Sq. The statue was moved to its present location in 1904, to free the space in the centre of the square for a memorial to Adam Mickiewicz. The city authorities announced a contest to find the best architectural and artistic solution for the sculpture's new location and surroundings. The contest was won by the Lviv-based architect Michał Łużecki. He elaborated a project of a well with a fountain (a traditional motif for city squares), placing the statue of Virgin Mary on a high postament in the centre of the well.

Subject:
Virgin Mary statue, Mariacka Sq., icons, flower-bed
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher:
Unpublished resources
Date:
1930-1939
Format:
11x17 cm
Copyright:
Ihor Kotlobulatov
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The sculpture of the Virgin Mary was installed on 14 October 1997, on the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God. It is a copy of the statue which stood there from 1904 till the end of the Second World War.