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Croatia
Krapina
Krapina-Zagorje

Trg Ljudevita Gaja

Sveti Ivan 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)

18th century?

Krapina /  Sveti Ivan Nepomuk   Krapina /  Sveti Ivan Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk near the bridge over the Krapina river.

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 46°9'48" E 15°52'7"

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