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France
Haguenau
Bas-Rhin

Alsace

Rond Point de Landau

Saint Jean Népomucène

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)

1781

Haguenau /  Saint Jean Népomucène   Haguenau /  Saint Jean Népomucène

Description

Red sandstone statue.

Inscription(s)

S joannes
nepomucene
ora
pro nobis

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:

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°49'17" E 7°47'29"

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