Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Baden-Baden
Stadt Baden-Baden

Baden-Württemberg

Kaiserallee

Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

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)

1726

Baden-Baden /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Baden-Baden /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue.

Inscription(s)

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sIngVLarI patronos
sVo erIgIt fran ernestVs a MaCors
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Ioannes aDoLphVs stephanI
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Chronogram for 2x 1726

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 48°45'51" - E 8°14'12")

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