St. Vitus

The original by Ferdinand Max Brokoff from 1714

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St. Vitus as a common Roman soldier with a Middle Age princely cap on his head stands on a loose architectonic pedestal in the shape of a cave, from which lions as the saint’s attributes creep out. In this scene the image of the saint as a Roman patrician martyred for his belief is connected with the history of his shoulder relic, which he got the Czech prince/duke St. Wenceslas as a significant cult object and for which he founded the Christian cathedral in the Prague Castle.