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Hrob Svatého Jana Nepomuckého u katedrály Svatý Vita

Tomb of Saint John of Nepomuk outside Saint Vitus Cathedral

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)
Ignác František Platzer
1763

Praha /  Hrob Svatého Jana Nepomuckého u katedrály Svatý Vita   Praha /  Hrob Svatého Jana Nepomuckého u katedrály Svatý Vita

Description

Tomb of St. John of Nepomuk outside the church - a kind of repetition of the tomb inside the church. Depicted is the drowned St. John of Nepomuk carried out of the river by an angel.

Inscription(s)

DIVo IoannI nepoMVCeno eLaborata et saCrata
Built and dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk
Chronogram for 1763

Signed: ren. mcmiv svmpt / dr. j. ..edlak. can. cvst.

Annotation

More famous is the silver tomb of St. John of Nepomuk inside the cathedral. It is not allowed to take photos in there, so it is not on our website.

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 50°5'27" - E 14°24'4")

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