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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)

1724

Löningen /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Löningen /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Sandstone statue of St. John of Nepomuk.

Inscription(s)

Diese Bildt
setzen wir dir, H.
Johannes vo[n] Nepomuck
zu Ehren
M.F.A. Frh. v.d.H.
und A.S.W. v.L.
Anno 1724 d 1 Juny

and three other texts

Annotation

In 1742 Maximilian Ferdinand Anton von der Horst and Anna Sophia Wilhelmina von Lünink had built a Nepomuk statue by the bridge to the castle island in Huckelrieden. After the demolition of the castle, the Nepomuk figure came around 1800 in possession of the Többen family in the village of Angelbeck. There, the statue was erected at the end of Huckelrieder Damm. Around 1860 the family Purk of Löningen acquired the Nepomuk figure and had them placed at the 'Black Bridge' in Löningen.

Löningen - Sankt Johannes von 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:

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Location (N 52°43'52" - E 7°45'45")

Item Code: dens314; Photograph: 13 April 2016
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