St. John of Nepomuk / Sv. Jan Nepomucký, Praha - Nové Mesto, Czech republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1
N 50° 04.885 E 014° 24.959
33U E 458216 N 5547846
Quick Description: Pískovcové sousoší z roku 1747, autorem Ignác František Platzer / Sandstone sculpture from the year 1747, author Ignaz Franz Platzer.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/16/2012 8:46:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMDH6Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant
Views: 111

Long Description:
CZ: Pískovcové sousoší z roku 1747, autorem Ignác František Platzer. Po stranách dva andílkové držící kartuše s reliéfy jazyka Jana Nepomuckého a Panny Marie ze Staré Boleslavi (Palladia Ceské zeme).

ENG: Sandstone sculpture from the year 1747, author Ignaz Franz Platzer. At the sides two angels holding a cartouche with reliefs of the language of John of Nepomuk and the Virgin Mary from Stara Boleslav (Czech Palladium country).

St. John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) (Czech: Jan Nepomucký) (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393) is a national saint of the 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 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.

zdroj/ source: wikipedia
Associated Religion(s): roman - catholic

Statue Location: in front of church

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: Ignác František Platzer

Website: Not listed

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