Artworks Catalogue

The pulpit of the the Parish Church of St Mary of the Assumption in Cirkovce (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The roof of the pulpit with the sculpture of the Good Shepherd Cirkovce (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The relief with the depictions of Noah's Ark (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The relief with the depictions of Noah's Ark (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The relief with the depictions of Tower of David (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The relief with the depictions of Rose of Jericho (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The detail of an ornament from the pulpit (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Cirkovce

Artwork

The Pulpit of the the Parish Church of St Mary of the Assumption in Cirkovce

Type

Pulpit

Dimensions

Height: 120 cm, width: 60 cm

Critical History

The pulpit of the parish church of St Mary of the Assumption in Cirkovce was originally made for the old church, later reconstructed between 1904 and 1906 after the plan of architect Hans Pascher from 1899.1 Sergej Vrišer attributed the pulpit architecture and its ornaments – the massive rococo style cartouches and three reliefs with the depictions of Noah's Ark, Tower of David and the Rose of Jericho – to Joseph Straub,2 while he attributed the sculptures of the Good Shepherd and two kneeling angels from the pulpit roof to Joseph Holzinger.3

Construction / Execution

The sculpture is made of wood. The drapery is imitating gold and silver, the sculpture´s skin parts and the sheep are naturalistically painted.

Components

Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): limewood

Comment

The sculpture has at least one repolychromy. The drapery is painted with silver bronze, the coat is covered with metal leaves.

Sergej Vrišer also mentioned an angel head on the roof of the pulpit, but today it is lost.#N-4#

Images

  1. The pulpit of the the Parish Church of St Mary of the Assumption in Cirkovce (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The roof of the pulpit with the sculpture of the Good Shepherd Cirkovce (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The relief with the depictions of Noah's Ark (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The relief with the depictions of Noah's Ark (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  5. The relief with the depictions of Tower of David (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  6. The relief with the depictions of Rose of Jericho (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  7. The detail of an ornament from the pulpit (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, The Pulpit of the the Parish Church of St Mary of the Assumption in Cirkovce, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 14/07/2020) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Sergej Vrišer, Doneski k opusu baročnih kiparjev Straubov in Jožefa Holzingerja, in: Kronika: časopis za slovensko krajevno zgodovino, let. 31, št. 2/3, 1983, 144–148
  2. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992
  3. Igor Sapač, Franci Lazarini, Arhitektura 19. stoletja na Slovenskem, Ljubljana, Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje (MAO); Fakulteta za arhitekturo (FA), 2015

Notes

1 Igor Sapač, 2015, 393.

2 Sergej Vrišer 1983, 145; Sergej Vrišer 1992, 235

3 Sergej Vrišer 1983, 145; Sergej Vrišer 1992, 216; Sergej Vrišer 1997, 103; Sergej Vrišer, 1997, 103