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Svatý Jan Nepomucký s andĕly

Saint John of Nepomuk with angels

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


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Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk with three angels, respectively indicating silence by a finger over the lips, with the bible and with a crucifix. It stands on the triangular base, with reliefs on the sides.

Angel with a finger over the lips

Angel with the bible

Angel with the crucifix

St. John as confessor of the Queen of Bohemia

St. John tortured

St. John thrown from the Charles Bridge

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:


Location (N 50°10'53" - E 12°38'26")

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Item Code: czkv007; Photograph: 19 February 2011
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