Objects of Small Sacral Architecture and Landscape – Case Study of the Commune of Žirany


Authors: Veronika Fusková and Jakub Fuska

Volume/Issue: Volume 22: Issue 1

Published online: 26 Jun 2019

Pages: 41–47

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ahr-2019-0008


This study aims to analyse existence, technical condition, origin and history of objects of small sacral architecture in the area of the Tribeč Mountains, specifically as a case study in the commune of Žirany. It defines different types of objects, mostly small chapels and crosses and specific phenomenon of small boxes with sculpture of saints installed on the front facades of residential houses. The study also focuses on the relation between small sacral architecture and existence of elements of greenery. As a result, the work presents a detailed description of the individual mapped elements and an overview map showing the objects in the cadastral area of Žirany.

Keywords: small sacral architecture, landscape, chapel, sculpture, cross



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