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France
Issenheim
Haut-Rhin

Alsace

Rue des Écoles

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)

1777

Issenheim /  Saint Jean Népomucène   Issenheim /  Saint Jean Népomucène

Description

Sandstone statue of Saint John of Nepomuk, probably erected by A. Gisdorfer, born in Issenheim and pastor in Bergholz, since the church of Bergholtz is depicted in the cartouche on the pedestal.

Issenheim - Saint Jean Népomucène

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:
Issenheim / Saint Jean Népomucène
Saint John of Nepomuk is in the same fenced area as a road cross of 1772.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°54'15" E 7°15'12"

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