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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)
artist unknown
1744

Amöneburg /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Amöneburg /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Sandstone statue of Saint John of Nepomuk, with on the socle reliefs with scens of the saint's life.

Amöneburg - Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk
St. John prays at the crucifix, an angel holds an hourglass
Amöneburg - Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk
King Wenceslaus IV demands from St. John to unveil the queen's confession
Amöneburg - Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk
St. John hears the confession of queen Sophia
Amöneburg - Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk
St. John is thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague

Inscription(s)

VeneratIonI
DIVI IoannIs
nepoMVCenI fVI
eXstrVCta
Chronogram for 1744

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 50°47'46" - E 8°55'18")

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Item Code: dehs300; Photograph: 8 October 2018
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