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
Type Sculpture
Location Prague, Czech Republic

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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Coordinates: 50°04′47″N 14°25′47″E / 50.0797°N 14.4298°E / 50.0797; 14.4298