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- Author Józef Janos
- Date of production 1936
- Place of creation Dębno Podhalańskie, Poland
- Dimensions height: 51 cm, length: 19 cm, width: 12 cm
- ID no. MS/852-E
- Branch The Pieniny Mountain Museum named after Józef Szalaya in Szlachtowa
- Object copyright Nowy Sącz District Museum
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska’s Virtual Museums project
The sculpture was made by the folk artist Józef Janos from Dębno Podhalańskie, a known holy-image maker, author of numerous roadside shrines and church figures.more
The cult of Kinga, daughter of the Hungarian king Bela IV, wife of the Polish ruler Bolesław the Chaste, who in 1257 received the land of Sącz and Pieniny from her husband, and after his death (1279) founded the St. Clare Sisters’ convent in Stary Sącz, where she died in 1292, grew shortly after her death and intensified with her beatification in 1690 and again on the 600th anniversary of her death at the end of the 19th century and continues uninterrupted to this day. In Pieniny, where in the Pieniny Castle she took refuge in 1287 together with seventy nuns escaping from the Tartar invasion, there are many chapels dedicated to this saint, who was canonized by John Paul II in 1999. Her life was and continues to be the stuff of many legends; she also became a favourite topic of folk artists from this area.
The sculpture in the collections of the Pieniny Museum depicts the figure of a woman in a long robe – a religious habit, with a monk's veil on her head. The face is round and the cheeks are full, smooth, without any wrinkles, as is the forehead. The right hand, protruding from under the habit holds a long crosier. The figure is set on a rectangular base, on which the inscription “BŁ. [blessed] KINGA / P. PIENINY / Józef Janosz of Dębno / 1936” was engraved. Simple in form, without polychrome, over the years it has acquired a natural, warm, honey wood colour.
The sculpture was made by the folk artist Józef Janos (1895–1985) from Dębno Podhalańskie, a famous holy-image maker, author of numerous roadside shrines and church figures. His works can be found in ethnographic museums all over Poland. In the Pieniny Museum, the sculpture belongs to the collection of the writer Jan Wiktor.
Elaborated by Barbara Węglarz (Nowy Sącz District Museum), © all rights reserved