1727 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Hosteradice, Czech Republic
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N 48° 57.100 E 016° 15.500
33U E 592125 N 5422845
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/14/2020 1:05:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM12M7C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 11

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 1727 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
spes IgItVrnos traIn Ipso DIVo Ioanne nepoMVCeno Corro borabItVr

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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Z nízké ctvercové základny vyrustá na stredu menší ctvercová podnož, na ní je umísten hranolový, dole kasulovite vydutý sokl, nesoucí na prední strane kapitální nápis, z ostatních trí stran reliéfy. Podstavec je ukoncen mohutným orímsováním. Na podstavci umístena (v životní velikosti) socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého, v bežném kanovnickém odení, s biretem na hlave, v pravé ruce s knihou, v levé s krížem, podloženým mucednickou ratolestí, který svetci podává vznášející se putto. Na (heraldicky) levé strane soklu reliéf zpovedi královny Žofie u svetce, na pravé strane reliéf svržení svetce z Karlova mostu, vzadu reliéf monstrance v oblacném venci, ve vrcholu s paprscitým Božím okem. Na podstavci sochy kapitální nápis: RENOVATUM MDCCCLVII
Text of the original chronogram: spes IgItVrnos traIn Ipso DIVo Ioanne nepoMVCeno Corro borabItVr

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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