1634 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Mnichovice, Czech Republic
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N 49° 55.993 E 014° 42.762
33U E 479381 N 5531244
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statueof St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/15/2020 3:05:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM123A2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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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 inscription is very difficult to read.

The year 1634 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: k VIetssI sLaVIe a pobozonostI sVatIho jana tento obraz VIhotoVItI DaL MatIeolän frantissek



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 pískovcová socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého, datovaná rokem 1634, puvodne stávala v blízkosti domu cp. 126. V roce 1941 byla kvuli zvýšení terénu posunuta na nynejší místo. Na podstavci je dochovaný pametní nápis s chronogramem.

Materiál cervenohnedý pískovec. Clenitý podstavec s volutovými krídly s podobne hmotove rešeným soklem stojí na základne obdélného pudorysu. Na celní vypouklé cásti podstavce je reliéf s motivem svržení sv. Jana Nepomuckého z mostu. Pod reliéfem je cesky psaný nápis s chronogramem.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: k VIetssI sLaVIe a pobozonostI sVatIho jana tento obraz VIhotoVItI DaL MatIeolän frantissek

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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