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Germany
Gernsheim
Lkr. Groß-Gerau

Hessen

Schöfferplatz

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)

1751 or '71

Gernsheim /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Gernsheim /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk.

Inscription(s)

NepoMVCene tVos ConserVa
qVos VIs In VnDIs
Et pogo patronVs sIs
qVoqVe nosterIbI

hanc
effigiem
D. REINERUS NEEFF
teloniogranivs et
D. CATHARINA
coniuges

publicę venerationis

First four lines:
chronogram 1751

Information Sign

Brückenheilige
Johannes von Nepomuk
errichtet 1771.

Dieses bild hat setzen lassen:
Herr Reiner Neeff, Faktor des
Mainzer Domkapittels, und
Ehefrau Katharina

Zur öffentliche Verehrung

Annotation

Originally, the statue was placed on the Winkelbach Bridge.

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 49°45'7" E 8°28'52"

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