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Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti, Vol.41 No.41 Prosinac 207.

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Arpadian Royal Cult in the Zagreb Cathedral: From Gothic to Baroque

Danko Šourek ; Department of Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (327 KB) str. 47-58 preuzimanja: 24* citiraj
Šourek, D. (2017). Arpadian Royal Cult in the Zagreb Cathedral: From Gothic to Baroque. Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti, 41(41), 47-58. Preuzeto s

The paper focuses on the problem of continuity and development of
iconographical solutions related to some prominent elements of historical
furnishing in the Zagreb cathedral (tabernacle, St Ladislas’ altar in
the north apse), observing their changes over a longer time span: from
the late 15th to the early 18th century. A monumental gothic tabernacle
(Sakramentshaus) that originally stood in the north of the sanctuary was
probably erected during the embellishment of the cathedral presbytery,
carried out by Bishop Osvald Thuz (1466–1499). According to later
historical descriptions, its high stone structure comprised statues of the
holy Hungarian kings Stephen and Ladislas, Prince St Emeric and St
Martin of Tours, and was topped by angels and a pelican (symbol of
the Eucharist). The tabernacle was removed during the redecoration
of the sanctuary around 1800, but it could arguably be connected to a
sandstone fragment preserved at the Croatian History Museum, which depicts a crowned head of an old man (identified as St Stephen). When,
in 1701, the new marble tabernacle was placed upon the high altar, it
once more featured the Arpadian saints. Unfortunately, it was also
destroyed and dispersed during the 19th century, but the already known
sculptures of St Stephen and St Ladislas have now been related to a
small marble statue of St Emeric from the Arts and Crafts Museum in
Zagreb. An interesting example of specific iconographical development
can, furthermore, be observed in two painted cycles with St Ladislas’
legend, which once adorned the saint’ s altars from the 15th and 17th
centuries. Departing from the ingrained medieval hagiographical
sources, the later cycle arguably reflects the 17th-century development
in Croatian political and historiographic ideas by introducing some
new iconographical motives as well as re-using some of the old ones.

Ključne riječi
Zagreb cathedral, St Stephen, St Ladislas, Hungarian saints, iconography

Hrčak ID: 193899


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