Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Praha
Hlavní mĕsto

Karlův most
(Charles Bridge)

Svatý Jan Nepomucký Relief

Saint John of Nepomuk relief

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)
Petr Hartmann
2009

Praha /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký Relief   Praha /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký Relief

Description

Iron forged grid with relief on the spot where according to the legend St. John of Nepomuk was thrown from the bridge.

Praha / Sv. Jan Nepomucký Relief

Inscription(s)

Signed: petr hartmann fecit 2009

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 50°5'11" E 14°24'39"

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