1729 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Horní Libchavy, Czech Republic
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N 50° 00.897 E 016° 22.896
33U E 598982 N 5541206
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/1/2020 8:23:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM11WYX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 7

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. 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: o Ioannes grosser patron Vor sChanDt spott VnD eVVIgen toDt erhaLte Vns aLso baII gottes thron

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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Celne vpravo v trojici soch je umístena plastika sv. Jana Nepomuckého. Je umísten na dvojdílném jednoduchém kvádrovém podstavci. Spodní cást podstavce opatrena profilací kombinace výžlabku a oblounu; drík je nahore ukoncen podbrádkovou rímsou, strany má zdobeny mírne vpadlými kartušemi, pricemž v té prední je nápis : “ O IOANNES GROSSER PATRON VOR SCHANDT SPOTT VND EVVIGEN TODT ERHALTE VNS ALSO BAY GOTTES THRON”. Chronogram v nápise hovorí o letopoctu 1729. Následující soklík má tvar zvonovice a vepredu reliéf svetcova jazyka, po stranách s andílcími hlavickami. Svetec stojí na nízkém plintu. Figura je vysá cca 170 cm, stojí v kontrapostu s výrazne pokrcenou pravou nohou, kterou má položenu na jakýsi architektonický prvek, horní cást tela se mírne zaklání. Svetec je oden v obvyklém knežském rouše s biretem na hlave, kožešinový plášt má vepredu zavázaný. Rozmerný krucifix leží na predloktí levé ruky, je však zároven pridržován i rukou pravou. Ta však navíc drží palmovou ratolest. Kolem hlavy má hvezdickovou zlacenou svatozár.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: o Ioannes grosser patron Vor sChanDt spott VnD eVVIgen toDt erhaLte Vns aLso baII gottes thron

English translation of the chronogram: O John, great patron, from shame, mockery and eternal death, keep us therefore at the throne of God

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

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