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Random bits of my life

Interior of St. Vitus Cathedral

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 21, 2013

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Above: Polychrome decorated choir in the south transcept. The vaulting is much less elaborate than in the nave.

Below: Wohlmut’s choir (organ gallery) on the north transcept.

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Carved wooden map of Prague, dated 1620.

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Tomb of St. John of Nepomuch (1345-93), a national Czech saint and considered the first martyr of the seal of the confessional. This monument is cast silver and silver gilt, designed by the Austrian sculptor Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach  (1656-1723).

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Altarpiece of Lady Chapel with scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. The main section depicts the Visitation.

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Polychrome Gothic altar. I don’t recall which chapel.

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Altarpiece of the St. Anne chapel. The neoclassical style of the figures is unusual because most of the altarpieces in the cathedral seem to be gothic (I admit I didn’t do a survey and I’m relying on my memory).

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