Trinity Columns

Religious memorials, triangular in plan.

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Go Historic ID
1468
Names
trinity columns
trinity column
columns, trinity
triniteitszuilen Dutch
triniteitszuil Dutch
columnas trinitarias Spanish
columna trinitaria Spanish

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Christian monuments in the form of a column and dedicated to or featuring the Holy Trinity, erected as a gesture of public faith, as a plague column, or for another purpose. Common in Catholic countries of Europe, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries. Some trinity columns are triangular in plan.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300001620. The J. Paul Getty Trust.