Statues - Hither & Thither

Lithuania
Molėtai
Utenos apskritis

Vilniaus gatvė / Upės gatvė

Šv. Jonas Nepomukas

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)
Valdas Jurevičius
1991

Molėtai /  Šv. Jonas Nepomukas   Molėtai /  Šv. Jonas Nepomukas

Description

Bronze statue of St. John of Nepomuk on a high concrete column.

Annotation

The story goes that the rebels of 1863, backing off to Kaunas through Molėtai, stopped for the night at the Siesartis river and were saved by St. John of Nepomuk. The first monument to the saver was carved of wood in 1925, but in 1951 it was taken down and thrown into Lake Pravalas. The current monument was rebuilt in 1991 by V.Jurevi?ius.

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:

Molėtai - Šv. Jonas Nepomukas

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Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 55°13'44" E 25°24'41"

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