1737 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Perná, Czech Republic
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N 48° 51.040 E 016° 37.663
33U E 619408 N 5412133
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/29/2020 2:14:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM12Q1G
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 red color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1737 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
staVIator VIta et faMa parI InCeDVnfpallV hIC VtraqVe poterIs repertIre // 1737
oratorI eXIMIo qVI noVIt beneDICere beneqVera Cere posVIt // 1737


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 polygonální základne se zaoblenou vyloženou rímsou se tycí jednou odstupnovaná podstava soklu tvaru trojúhelníka s okosenými vrcholy. Pudorys podstavy se promítá do tvaru soklu, který má tri strany širší a tri, nad okosenými plochami, užší. Širší steny soklu jsou cleneny dvojitými vpadlými rámy tvaru vertikálne orientovaného obdélníka s ujmutými hranami. Rám na celní strane nese nápis (viz níže). Na celní strane pod rímsou vystupuje rameno lucerny. Sokl je ukoncen vyloženou rímsou s krycí deskou s profilací výžlabku, na níž spocívá plint se sochou sv. Jana Nepomuckého. Svetec je zobrazen v kontrapostu s vytlaceným pravým kolenem, je odený podle tradicní ikonografie do kleriky, rochety a kožešinové mozzetty. V nárucí objímá mohutný kríž s korpusem, jehož vrchol se opírá o jeho levou paži. Pravou rukou kríž pridržuje patu kríže. Jeho hlavu, otocenou oblicejem smerem k Ukrižovanému, lemuje svatozár s peti hvezdami.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: staVIator VIta et faMa parI InCeDVnfpallV hIC VtraqVe poterIs repertIre // oratorI eXIMIo qVI noVIt beneDICere beneqVera Cere posVIt

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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