Silver medal K. J. Erben, Kytice - Lady midday stand

Silver medal K. J. Erben, Kytice - Lady midday stand

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
July 2021
1000 pcs

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The Bouquet

The fifth silver medal from the seven-part cycle inspired by Karel Jaromír Erben's Bouquet is dedicated to a poem called Polednice.

wild women and evil fairies, who appear in the fields at noon, are mentioned in folk tales, legends and rhymes of Slavic peoples - Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Lusatian Serbs, Russians, ... These so-called polednice, poludnice or předpolnice punish anyone who does not observe the noon calm. They are also fond of hurting women, especially new mothers, and children, whom they kidnap or cheat. In Erben's ballad, Polednice is inadvertently summoned by a distraught mother whose naughty child does not give her a break to cook. Although she does not give her offspring to the scarecrow, out of fear she presses him so hard against her that she smothers him. In the cruel spirit of Erben's philosophy, she is thus punished for her transgression against the duty of maternal love.

The author of the obverse side of the medal is
Mgr. Petr Horák, who was carried away by the depressing atmosphere of Erben's collection when creating the relief. In the doorway there is an inhuman noonday witch – Polednice, who reaches out her hand to a terrified mother with a child in her arms. The hands of the clock and the chiming bell reveal that it is midday. The reverse side, processed 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