Statue of Saint Wenceslas, Wenceslas Square

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Statue of Saint Wenceslas
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The statue in 2013
Statue of Saint Wenceslas is located in Central Prague
Statue of Saint Wenceslas
Statue of Saint Wenceslas
Location in Prague
TypeSculpture
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
Coordinates50°04′47″N 14°25′47″E / 50.0797°N 14.4298°E / 50.0797; 14.4298Coordinates: 50°04′47″N 14°25′47″E / 50.0797°N 14.4298°E / 50.0797; 14.4298

The statue of Saint Wenceslas in Prague, Czech Republic depicts Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia. It is installed at Wenceslas Square.

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The mounted saint was sculpted by Josef Václav Myslbek in 1887–1924, and the image of Wenceslas is accompanied by other Czech patron saints carved into the ornate statue base: Saint Ludmila, Saint Agnes of Bohemia, Saint Prokop, and Saint Adalbert of Prague. The statue base, designed by architect Alois Dryák, includes the inscription: "Svatý Václave, vévodo české země, kníže náš, nedej zahynouti nám ni budoucím" (English: "Saint Wenceslas, duke of the Czech land, prince of ours, do not let perish us nor our descendants").

Parody[edit]

A parody of this statue, created by David Černý, hangs in a Lucerna Palace gallery near the square.

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