1705 // 1752 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Nové Strašecí, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 09.147 E 013° 54.170
33U E 421619 N 5556157
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk beside the Church of Birth of the Virgin Mary
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/11/2020 12:23:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM12ER4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 6

Long Description:
The chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronograms are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text. It is very difficult to read.

The year 1705 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
gLorIae sanCtI IoannIs n[e]poMVCenI posVIt et ereXI[t] p(ater?) Ioannes antonIVs kreIbICh CVratVs neo CIVItatIs strasseCensIs // 1705
CZ: Sláve svatého Jana Nepomuckého postavil a vztycil P. Jan Antonín Kreibich, správce Nového mesta Strašecího

CorrIgI pLaCebat aD arteM // 1752
CZ: Být narovnán/opraven/polepšen/napraven se líbilo/vyhovovalo k umení


The orther Latin inscription
ANNO DOMINI 1705 IO(ANNES) LISKI
CZ: Léta Páne 1705 Jan Liski


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.

Source and more information: (visit link)
Text of the original chronogram: gLorIae sanCtI IoannIs n[e]poMVCenI posVIt et ereXI[t] p(ater?) Ioannes antonIVs kreIbICh CVratVs neo CIVItatIs strasseCensIs // CorrIgI pLaCebat aD arteM

Pure chronogram?: no

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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