Slovenija

Statues - Hither & Thither

Site Search:
Ljubljana
Osrednjeslovenska

Gornji trg
(Cerkev sv. Florijana)

Sveti Janez 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)
Francesco Robba
1727

Ljubljana /  Sveti Janez Nepomuk   Ljubljana /  Sveti Janez Nepomuk

Description

Marble statue of St. John of Nepomuk with on the pedestal a relief showing the soldiers throwing St. John from the Charles Bridge.

Ljubljana - Sveti Janez Nepomuk

Signature

(Base) Ozbič

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:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 46°2'45" - E 14°30'31")

Item Code: si127; Photograph: 10 September 2016
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt