1717 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Horní Cerekev, Czech Republic
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N 49° 19.184 E 015° 19.735
33U E 523903 N 5463051
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in Horní Cerekev
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/25/2019 10:12:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM11PA8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The inscription is very 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 1717 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: DIVo IoannI saCrae IgnorantIae MagIstro saCraVIt

Saint John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) [Czech: Jan Nepomucký; German: Johannes Nepomuk; Latin: Ioannes (or Ioannis) 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 he 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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Barokní skulptura z r. 1717 je umístena na hranolovém soklu s nápisem. Sokl je v dolní cásti konvexne vydutý a ozdobený plastickými akantovými reliéfy. Rustikálne pojatá socha svetce je odena v tradicní kanovnické roucho.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: DIVo IoannI saCrae IgnorantIae MagIstro saCraVIt

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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