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1729 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Krinec, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 16.018 E 015° 08.387
33U E 509962 N 5568323
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 2:59:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM119BD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The inscription is a lot of dilapidated.
The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text. The year 1729 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: s. Ioannes nepoMVCenVs VItae et honorIs ConserVanDI ..ro.Vs..

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Saint John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) (Czech: Jan Nepomucký; German: Johannes Nepomuk; Latin: Ioannes Nepomucenus (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393) is the saint of Bohemia (Czech Republic), who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods and drowning.

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The general attributes of sculpture of St. John of Nepomuk: priestly dress, halo of five stars, the Cross, finger over the lips.

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Pískovcová socha z hrubozrnného a jemnozrnného (figura) pískovce. Základ petiboký, (zpredu) ctyrstupnový. Podstavec kruhového pudorysu. Sokl clenen oblounem, zúžen fabionem, s 5 rizalitky. Zpredu nápis s chronogramem: S. IOANNES / NEPOMVCENVS / VITAE ET HONORIS / CONSERVANDI / ..RO.VS. . Zezadu letopocet 1729. Strední díl s žlábky a píštalami. Hlavice rímsovitá s 5 plastickými klenáky. Sv. Jan Nepomucký v tradicním pojetí, s krížem našikmo a palmou v pravici. Kolem hlavy kovový zlacený kruh s 5 hvezdami.
Text of the original chronogram: s. Ioannes nepoMVCenVs VItae et honorIs ConserVanDI ..ro.Vs..

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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