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Germany
Alstätte
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Nordrhein-Westfalen

Aastraße

Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk und Pieta

Saint John of Nepomuk and Pieta

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
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Description

Stone monument with on the front side a relief of St. John of Nepomuk and on the back a relief of a Pieta.

Inscription(s)

streite fur die gerechtikeit so wird g...
wider deine feinde fur dich streiten
CV

In bösen raht ohne alle he...
VnsChVldIg thVn Verklage
eIn Losse gewalt VerJagen valt
...gVnst wird DIr af...
o waJs sChweres thVt DVrChtIJng
soll Ihr hert In LeJb nICht sprIngen
Vn VerbLeIgt LIeget aVff Den sChos
Ihr sohn so Ist Ihr LIebster trost
vatter unser ave Maria

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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Location (N 52°7'48" - E 6°54'57")

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