St. Francis Xaverius

The copy by Vincenc Vosmík from 1913 according to the Ferdinand Max Brokoff’s original from 1711

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The statue represents the loose group of the East Indian and Japanese princes baptized by the saint. The bodies of a Chinese, a Tatar, an Indian and a Moor form the pedestal of the statues. St. Francis lifts a cross and in front of him an Indian prince with pages on their knees ready to accept the baptism. The statue belongs amongst the most important art works on the Bridge, both from the compositional and the sculptural point of view. The witnesses of the scene are a young boy holding a scallop with water for baptism and a man wearing a cloak with a book. His face belongs to the sculptor of the statue, F. M. Brokoff.