Plague Column

Kutná Hora‘s Baroque gem, the work of Jesuit sculptor Baugut, was built between 1713 and 1715 in response to the plague epidemic, during which more than a thousand people died in 1713. At the top of the column is a statue of the Virgin Mary Immaculate. As is typical for Kutná Hora, the plague column is also adorned with work motifs, this time in the form of sculptures of miners.

text © PhDr. Helena Štroblová