Silver medal K. J. Erben, Kytice - Christmas Eve stand

Silver medal K. J. Erben, Kytice - Christmas Eve stand

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
November 2021
1000 pcs

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The Bouquet

The last silver medal from the seven-part cycle inspired by Karel Jaromír Erben's Kytice (Bouquet) is dedicated to a poem called Christmas Eve.

"On no other day of the year are the Slavs making such general predictions as on
Christmas Eve. The householder, the housekeeper, the bachelor and the maiden, each of them seeks to learn by divination what is coming to him next year. The methods of such divination are very various, and almost all of them cannot be read. One of them, very common in our country, by which girls want to know who is to be their husband, is described in this way," wrote the poet in the preface to his Christmas ballad. It is about two girls who go together to a lake, break the ice and look out on the surface, which reveals their future. While one sees her groom, the other sees her own funeral. After both predictions come true, the question arises: Is it better to live in blissful uncertainty or to have terrible certainty?

The author of the obverse side of the medal is
Mgr. Petr Horák, who was inspired by the depressing atmosphere of Erben's collection when creating the relief. Two girls at a hole in the ice recognize their future - one sees a coffin and a cross and covers her eyes in horror, the other sees a heart and wedding rings and leans down to the water with excitement. The reverse side, which was created by MgA. Jan Hásko and which is common to the whole series, then presents a rich puget in which a human skull is hidden alongside various flowers.

The medal is set in a special packaging that includes a
complete poem. In addition, you can store the seven-piece collection in a collector's box.


Collectors set
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
MgA. Jan Hásek
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
31.1 g
37 mm
Czech Mint