Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Třeboň
Jihočeský kraj

Dukelská

Svatý Jan Nepomucký

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)

1726

Třeboň /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký   Třeboň /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk with cross.

Inscription(s)

her andereas
harprokher
vnd frav var
barbara harpro
kherin
17 anno 26

Annotation

P.S. During our short stop in Třeboň it was raining very heavy. The photos are therefore not as good as usual.

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:

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Location (N 49°0'16" - E 14°46'21")

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Item Code: czjc005; Photograph: 12 September 2012
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