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Austria
Großweikersdorf
Niederösterreich

Horner straße
(Ameisthalerbachbrücke)

Sankt Johannes von 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)


1713

Großweikersdorf /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Großweikersdorf /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk with two angels. One helps him holding the cross, the other is at his feet and holds a lamp.

Inscription(s)

hl. nepomuk
geschaffen 1713
restauriert im Zuge
des Brückenbaues
1994
mit Unterstützung
der Raiffeisenkasse
Groszweikersdorf
Fa. Zechmeister

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:

Großweikersdorf - Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°28'26" E 15°58'53"

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