1746 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Hrádek, Czech Republic
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N 48° 46.345 E 016° 16.077
33U E 593162 N 5402931
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/17/2020 12:31:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM12MV7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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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 red color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1746 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
VeneratIonI saCrata est haeC statVa sanCtI IoannIs nepoMVCenI a CVLtorI bVs IoannaeIs LoCI hVIVs // 1746


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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Na travnaté ploše v obci u križovatky se nachází socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého. Socha je umístená na vysokém bohate tvarovaném soklu, který je chránen kovovou ohrádkou. Sokl obdélného pudorysu se opticky clení na dve cásti. Dolní cást má steny zdobené vpadlými rámy s ornamentálními vzory a je ukoncena oblounovou rímsou. Horní cást tvorí podnož a sokl s volutovými krídly. Podnož vychází z pudorysu obdélníku s probranými rohy a je clenena radou ústupku. Sokl s volutovými krídly nese na celní strane nápis ve zdobené kartuši s korunou ve vrcholu. Z vrcholu kartuše vychází kovové rameno nesoucí kovovou šesticípou hvezdu. Také zadní strana je opatrena nápisem, který je vložen do vpadlého rámu redukovaného kasulového tvaru. Sokl je ukoncen vyloženou profilovanou rímsou, na níž spocívá oblacná základna se sochou sv. Jana Nepomuckého. Svetec pokleká na pravé koleno, je oden podle tradicní ikonografie do kleriky, rochety a kožešinové mozzetty, kolem hlavy má svatozár s peti hvezdami. Pravou ruku mírne pozvedá, levou si klade na hrud, oblicejem je otocený doleva.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: VeneratIonI saCrata est haeC statVa sanCtI IoannIs nepoMVCenI a CVLtorI bVs IoannaeIs LoCI hVIVs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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