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Austria
Gmünd
Niederösterreich

Litschauer straße
(Lainsitzbrücke)

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)


1749

Gmünd /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Gmünd /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk accompanied by an angel with his finger over his mouth.

Inscription(s)

DIVVs
Ioannes NepoMVCenVs
sIt noster perpetVVs
patronVs CVstosqVe
honorIs
M.T.C.D.G.
precatvs
aDC??tV tIVs
fratres properate
sorores
aVXILIM forte est
atq???? VserIt
Chronogram 1749 Chronogram ?

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:

Tags

Location N 48°46'27" E 14°58'57"

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