Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Dolní Čermná
Pardubický kraj

in front of the school

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)
Alexius Czyliak
1771

Dolní Čermná /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký   Dolní Čermná /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk on the village square. On the pedestal a text and a relief with a tongue. On the back of the pedestal a relief with a monogram IS between four stars, under the Eye of Providence.

Inscription(s)

divi
joanni
nepomvceno
confrater...
...

Signature

17AC71

Annotation

The statue is erected at the instigation of pastor Johann Nepomuk Schlesinger in the year 1771.

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:

Dolní Cermná - Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°58'45" - E 16°33'56")

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