Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovenia
Rogaška Slatina
Savinja

Zdraviliški trg

Sveti Janez Nepomuk

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)

1732

Rogaška Slatina /  Sveti Janez Nepomuk   Rogaška Slatina /  Sveti Janez Nepomuk

Description

Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk.

Inscription(s)

sanCto IoannI sta
tVa a CoLLegIo
pharMaCeVtICo
aVstrIaCo VIennensI
strVCta

St. John statue
by the Austrian
Pharmaceutical
College of Vienna
constructed

Chronogram for 1732

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 46°14'17" - E 15°38'24")

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