Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Hlavní mĕsto

Námĕstí u sv. Jiří
(Klášter svatého Jiří)

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
Ferdinand Brokoff

Praha /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký s andĕly   Praha /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký s andĕly


Statue of St. John of Nepomuk with two angels - one indicating silence by a finger over the lips, and the other with a crucifix - above the entrance of the chapel.

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°24'8")

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Item Code: czpr041; Photograph: 18 February 2011
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