Statues - Hither & Thither

Poland
Bolków
Dolnośląskie

Gen. Swierczewskiego - Plac Jana Pawła II

Święty Jan Nepomucen

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)

1724

Bolków /  Święty Jan Nepomucen   Bolków /  Święty Jan Nepomucen

Description

Stone statue.

Inscription(s)

The German inscription on the front is in gothic script, and hardly unreadable.

anno 1724
Johannes Joseph
Strichelius

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 50°55'15" E 16°6'0"

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