Artworks Catalogue

The Pulpit in the Parish Church of St George in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The roof of the Pulpit in the Parish Church of St George in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of angel of the Pulpit in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of putto of the Pulpit in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of putto of the Pulpit in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Mozirje

Parish Church of St George (Župnijska cerkev sv. Jurija)

Artwork

Roof of the Pulpit in the Parish Church of St George in Mozirje

Type

Pulpit

Dimensions

Height: 280 cm, width: 260 cm, depth: 170 cm

Inscriptions

  1. Audite con Auribus percipe terra quia Dominus locutus est! Isaias capit (in the cartouche on the pulpit roof)

Critical History

Ignac Orožen mentioned that the marble balcony of the pulpit came to the church from abandoned monastery church in Ljubljana.1 Later, Stegenšek specified that the balcony of the pulpit was in the Capuchin Church in Ljubljana, but was removed and transferred to Mozirje after the reform of Joseph II. He mentioned that the pulpit roof was made later than the balcony.2 Jože Curk dated the pulpit roof in around 1800 and only Sergej Vrišer attributed it to Joseph Straub and set the dating in the middle of the 18th Century.3 The roof of the pulpit must have been on its place, when the marble balcony was transferred from Ljubljana. Therefore the question remains, either there was also a balcony made by Joseph Straub together with the pulpit roof and why they decided for a substitution.

The architecture of the pulpit roof is ornamented with two volutes, cartouche, massive ornaments and flower garlands at the sides. At the top of the roof, a sculpture of angel with an open book and a trumpet is set. Two angels hold the cartouche and two flying angels hold the drapery under the roof.

Construction / Execution

The roof of the pulpit is made of wood and is placed above older marble balcony.

The architecture of the roof is imitating black and white marble from the balcony. Sculptures are naturalistically painted, with gilded drapery and wings.

Components

Carpentry
Carpentry
Technique(s): sawing, wood carving
Material(s): softwood
Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): limewood
Polychromy
Polychromy/repolychromy
Technique(s): oil, water gilding
Material(s): bole, calcium carbonate, gold leaf, silver leaf, size

Comment

We assume that the roof of the pulpit was restored many years ago because there is a thick layer of dust and dirt on the roof´s surface.

Images

  1. The Pulpit in the Parish Church of St George in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The roof of the Pulpit in the Parish Church of St George in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The sculpture of angel of the Pulpit in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The sculpture of putto of the Pulpit in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  5. The sculpture of putto of the Pulpit in Mozirje (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, Roof of the Pulpit in the Parish Church of St George in Mozirje, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 17/10/2018) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Avguštin Stegenšek, Cerkveni spomeniki Lavantinske škofije. 1, Dekanija gornjegrajska, Maribor, 1905
  2. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Maribor, Obzorja, 1963
  3. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Ignac Orožen, 1877, 200.

2 Avguštin Stegenšek, 1905, 88.

3 Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 236; Sergej Vrišer, 1992, 169.