Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Limburg an der Lahn
Lkr. Limburg-Weilburg

Hessen

Alte Lahnbrücke

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)
Karl Matthäus Winter
1966

Limburg an der Lahn /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Limburg an der Lahn /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue.

Inscription(s)

Gott und Seinem
H. martyrer zu ehren
hat diese bildnus
machen lassen
Ioh: philippus scheuerer
Dero Rom: Kays: Maiest:
postverwalter in heylbron

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Annotation

The original statue of 1714 is in the Stadtarchiv.

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:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 50°23'26" - E 8°3'53")

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