Sunday, January 26, 2014

Statue of Anonymus Sculpture Monument in Hungary

Collector Harry shared with us some of the building replicas he found while traveling in Europe. One particular souvenir he discovered in an antique store in Hungary is unusual.  The 1920-era bronze metal replica of a statue / monument dedicated to the author anonymous (or Anonymus as it’s spelled in Hungarian) Anonymus was the first medieval Hungarian chronicler. His statue is located in City Park, in the courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle. Sculptor Miklós Ligeti payed tribute to the nameless storyteller and important historical figure while hiding his face under a hood. Anonymus' work provides an insight into medieval Hungary. His chronicles were signed as 'the notary of the most glorious King Béla', which is still not enough to accurately identify him as there were four kings called Béla in the 12th and 13th centuries, leaving him anonymous for now.

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