Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Brugge
West-Vlaanderen

Wollestraat
(Nepomucenusbrug)

Sint Johannes van Nepomuk

Saint John of Nepomuk

Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393
confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges
(Wikipedia)
Pieter Pepers sr.
1767

Brugge /  Sint Johannes van Nepomuk   Brugge /  Sint Johannes van Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue.

Inscription(s)

Sanctus
Joannes
Nepomucenus

anagramma
en pie mutus
en os
non accusans

Reposit 1o maji mdcccxi

Annotation

Erected in 1767, in 1795 thrown into the river and replaced in 1811.

Statues of Saint John of Nepomuk

The figure of Saint John of Nepomuk is often encountered in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. He is usually portrayed with As additional figures there are often one of more little angels, respectively There are several sites listing statues of Saint John of Nepomuk:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°12'25" E 3°13'36"

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