Sculptures

Statuary of St. John of Matha, St. Felix of Valois and St. Ivan

The original by Ferdinand Max Brokoff from 1714

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The most popular bridge statue and also the most capacious and expensive one. It was built in honour of two founders of the Trinitarian Order, the Order taking care of buying out and gaining Christians from unbeliever’s power. The pedestal of the statue is formed by a cave, in which three chained Christians ask God for salvation. On the side of the cave window a Turk is on guard – this is one of the most famous Prague plastics. St. Felix holds the cartouche with one hand while presenting the other hand to a liberated Christian. Above the Turk the figure of St. John of Matha with a deer, whose vision prompted foundation of the Order. Then St. Ivan kneels above St. Felix.