1719 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Loukov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 33.571 E 015° 02.131
33U E 502515 N 5600844
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/26/2020 1:50:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM13JMP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 7

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 1719 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
oroDVg za obeC genz tobIe ten obraz poboznIe obIetVge s Iene nepoMVCky


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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Socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého se nachází približne uprostred dlouhé ulicní návsi, pri její Z strane (pred domem cp. 29). Socha stojí ve stredu obdélného travnatého pozemku (cca 10 x 6 m), vymezeného kovanou mríží z konce 19. století, orientovaná celem k V. - materiálem je kámen - pískovec - výška celého díla je cca 4,2 m. - výška skulptury cca 1,5 m - v záhybech a na dalších místech šatu viditelné zbytky polychromie - na celní strane podstavce rytý nápis s chronogramem (1719) a záznam o obnove (1844) - na zadní strane podstavce rytý nápis s datem druhé obnovy r. 1878 Základnu kompozice tvorí hranolový podstavec (tradicne clenený na patku, drík a rímsovou hlavici), který spocívá na vysoké podnoži s krátkým schodištem na celní strane.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: oroDVg za obeC genz tobIe ten obraz poboznIe obIetVge s Iene nepoMVCky

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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