Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Svitavy
Pardubický kraj

Školní

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)

1708

Svitavy /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký   Svitavy /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk with a rather small cross. The halo with the five stars is not present. At the foot of the saint the date 1708.

Inscription(s)

prę nobilis
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clarissimvs
...
... renoviert 1750

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 49°45'20" E 16°28'25"

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