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Święty Jan Nepomucen z aniołami

Saint John of Nepomuk with Angels

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)

1751

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Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk on a pedestal with coat of arms and text, enclosed in a stone balustrade with angels on the four corners.

Kłodzko - Święty Jan Nepomucen z aniołami
Kłodzko - Święty Jan Nepomucen z aniołami Kłodzko - Święty Jan Nepomucen z aniołami Kłodzko - Święty Jan Nepomucen z aniołami Kłodzko - Święty Jan Nepomucen z aniołami

Inscription(s)

MAX.L.B.
MITROWSKI.
D. MITROWIZ.
S. Caes. R.
Mag. Cam.
Capitaneus
COM. GLATZ.

Signed: E S 1751
renov. 1881

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°26'16" E 16°39'8"

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