Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Sokolov
Karlovarský kraj

J.K. Tyla / Nádražní

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)

1728

Sokolov /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký   Sokolov /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Description

Stone statue. On the socle a relief of the dead saint.

Sokolov / Sv. Jan Nepomucký

Inscription(s)

S
Ioannes
nepomvc
nVLLVs
speraVIt In
DoMIno
et ConfVsVs est
eccli 2.11
St. John of
Nepomuk
Chronogram 1728

Annotation

The statue is near the bridge over the river Ohře.

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:

Tags

Location N 50°10'57" E 12°38'33"

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