Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Sankt Pölten
Niederösterreich

Herrenplatz 2
(Weinhardt-Thürburgisches Palais)

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)

c. 1725?

Sankt Pölten /  Johannes von Nepomuk   Sankt Pölten /  Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue in a niche of the Weinhardt-Thürburg Palace built c. 1725

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

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Location N 48°12'17" E 15°37'32"

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