Statues - Hither & Thither

Poland
Bystrzyca Kłodzka
Dolnośląskie

Plac Szpitalny

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)
Franciscus Carolus Veit
1704

Bystrzyca Kłodzka /  Święty Jan Nepomucen   Bystrzyca Kłodzka /  Święty Jan Nepomucen

Description

Polychrome stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk.

Inscription(s)

Ce Dat
In
HonoreM
SanCtI
IoannIs
Franciscus
Carolus
Veit
ffecit
17 04
Chronogram for 1704.

Annotation

Probably the second oldest statue of St. John of Nepomuk in Poland.

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:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 50°17'45" - E 16°39'0")

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