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France
Cernay
Haut-Rhin

Alsace

Rue René Guibert

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)
Hitter tailleurs de pierre
2010

Cernay /  Saint Jean Népomucène   Cernay /  Saint Jean Népomucène

Description

Sandstone statue in a small park along the Thur river near the bridge. Special characteristic is a lizard at the saint's side.

Cernay - Saint Jean Népomucène

Annotation

A statue of Saint John of Nepomuk is mentioned in Cernay in 1802 at the Place Saint-Jean near the old Thur bridge built in 1736. It was renovated in 1804. When the Thur change its bed to the south, the Pont Neuf was built in 1896. The statue retained its old place and was renovated in the same year. After 1946, it moved to the plot at the corner of Rue de la Paix and the Rue du Vieil Armand. In 1997, Dr. Jean Sutter, President of the local Historical Society, proposed the restoration of the statue and and place it again on the bridge over the Thur.

Finally, was decided to make a copy of the statue while the original was placed as a precaution in the garden of the Musée de la Porte de Thann. The new statue was unveiled on 12 July 2010.

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

Tags

Location N 47°48'17" E 7°10'29"

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