Ignaz Franz Platzer was one of the most important sculptors of the second half of the 18th century in Bohemia. His work was inspired by the Viennese Mannerist Classicism of Georg Raphael Donner and Paul Troger, but early on the artist adapted to the requirements of the Prague milieu and created a more expressive baroque concept.
Both statues represent the allegory of the victory of faith. In religious art from the Middle Ages, religion or faith were represented by female figures. The first one stands on a figure with her hands tied, symbolizing sin, binding the human spirit. The second one tramples a man, trying to hide his face as he holds an open book with heretic teachings. Provenance: collection of Dr. Zdenek Macek