1735 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Dolní Kounice, Czech Republic
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N 49° 04.199 E 016° 27.965
33U E 607081 N 5436269
Quick Description: Three chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/26/2020 2:43:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM12PD7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The chronograms are 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 1735 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
s:IoannI Vero trIVnIVs DeI serVo et pVgILI faMae perICLI tent I? patrono // 1735
In ManIfesto VItae perICVLo fIDo et InopInato aVXILIaborI // 1735
hanC aeternae gratIt VDInIs tesseraM ereXerVnt Voto perpetVo obstrICtI // 1735

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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V nízké ohrádce sloup se stlaceným i volutovým kridly a nápisem s chronogramem na prední strane, ukoncený vyloženou a profilovanou rímsou. Na nízkém probraném soklu postava svetce v životní velikosti mírného esovitého postoje se sepnutýma rukama. Svetec hledí k levému boku, kde je an dílek držící v nárucí kríž zahalený rozevlátou draperií.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: s:IoannI Vero trIVnIVs DeI serVo et pVgILI faMae perICLI tent I? patrono // In ManIfesto VItae perICVLo fIDo et InopInato aVXILIaborI // hanC aeternae gratIt VDInIs tesseraM ereXerVnt Voto perpetVo obstrICtI

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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