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Czech Republic
Přeštice
Plzeňský kraj

Masarykovo náměstí

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)

early 18th century

Přeštice /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký   Přeštice /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Description

Polychrome statue of St. John of Nepomuk with a large crucifix on a richly decorated pedestal.

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 49°34'21" - E 13°19'45")

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