Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Nepomuk
Plzeňský kraj

Námĕstí Augustina Nĕmejce

Svatý Jan Nepomucký

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)
Štěpán Kotrba & Milan Vácha
1993

Nepomuk /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký   Nepomuk /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Description

Sandstone statue. On the four sides of the foor reliefs from the Passion of Christ.


Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

Christ carrying the cross

Descent from the Cross

Resurrection

Signature

ŠKOTBRA / MVACHA /1993

Annotation

Unveiled in 1993 to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the martyr death of St. John of Nepomuk.

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:

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 49°29'8" - E 13°34'56")

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