Statues - Hither & Thither

Poland
Nowa Ruda
Dolnośląskie

Ul. Cmentarna

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)

1706

Nowa Ruda /  Święty Jan Nepomucen   Nowa Ruda /  Święty Jan Nepomucen

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk on a pedestal with text.

Inscription(s)

Zu Grosser Ehr
Gottes ist diesser
Iohannes Vonnepo
muck aufgericht
worden durch
Fridrich Frantz
Ferdinand Winckler
vAnna Maria Mag
dalena Wincklerin
Anno 1706 d 1 sepp.

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:

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Location (N 50°34'51" - E 16°30'2")

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