1747 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Dolní Prím, Czech Republic
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N 50° 14.370 E 015° 42.691
33U E 550737 N 5565502
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/2/2021 4:29:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM13KP9
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 1747 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
hIC stat sVb CVIVs potentI patroCInIo Inter IrrVentIa honorIs perICVLa seCVrVs In faMa CLIens stat // 1747
hVC ItaqVe CLIens aDVoLa hVC Vota preCesqVe DIrIge hIC honorI tVo seCVra statIo est



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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Pískovcová socha svetce v životní velikosti stojící na vysokém kamenném podstavci. Okolo ctyrboká, puvodne balustrová ohrádka s konvexne vykrojenými nárožími. Ctyrboký hranolový postament sochy s vykrojenými rohy je clenen na sokl, shora profilovaný simou mezi dvema ústupky, na vysoký stred s naznacenými volutovými boky a na profilovanou rímsu. Oba volutové boky mají ryté vykrajované obrazce s datovanými nápisy. Zadní strana je prázdná, celní je zdobena reliéfní, po stranách stácenou kartuší se symbolem IHS. Vnitrek kartuše, nápisy i ryté obrazce kolem jsou cerneny. Postava svetce je umístena na vlastním menším soklu, s konvexne projmutými boky, opet s klasickým trojdelením.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: hIC stat sVb CVIVs potentI patroCInIo Inter IrrVentIa honorIs perICVLa seCVrVs In faMa CLIens stat // hVC ItaqVe CLIens aDVoLa hVC Vota preCesqVe DIrIge hIC honorI tVo seCVra statIo est

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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