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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)

1742

Steinsfurt /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Steinsfurt /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk, which stood originally on the bridge over the Elsenz.

Inscription(s)

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gotes ist diese
bildnvs des heil
johannes Nepomvk
gen annhero avff
gerichtet worden
den 7.
avgvst
1742
dieses bildnis ist
gerichtet den
glavbigen christen
vnd soll den heyden
eine stätte erinnervng
sein
CaroLVs phIL
...

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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Locatie (N 49°14'22" - E 8°54'33")

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