1730 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Hermanuv Mestec, Czech Republic
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N 49° 56.765 E 015° 40.135
33U E 547992 N 5532850
Quick Description: Five chronograms on the pedestal of the statue/statuary of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Hermanuv Mestec
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/2/2019 6:36:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM105F5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 11

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 1730 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.



The chronograms:
InangVstIa InVoCaVIte nonConrVn DarIn aeternVM -> 1730
Ioannes DVLCIs et fertIs aVXILIator MeVs -> 1730

hVCIteaD joanneM Vosfau aXorbIs InjVrIat -> 1629
parVItahICeaMaest tVgVIaDstas prospICee VtrIgVe -> 1730
honorI ae VeneratIonI DIVIjoannIs nepoMVCenI patronI posVIt ak: -> 1629


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 malém námestí pred zámkem stojí, v blízkosti kašny jako protejšek sochy sv. Václava, socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého. Na prední stene hranolového soklu stojí nápis rámovaný dvema ratolestmi. Socha svetce stojí v oblacích, hlava zvácena vzhuru. Na levém lokti krucifix. U nohou drobný andílek, který si klade prst pred ústa. Na druhé strane další andílek držící knihu. Roucho svetce tvorí hluboké pomackané záhyby. Socha je komponována pro pohled zepredu. Vzadu je nevyrešena. Materiál : pískovec. Socha v približne životní velikosti.
Text of the original chronogram: InangVstIa InVoCaVIte nonConrVn DarIn aeternVM // Ioannes DVLCIs et fertIs aVXILIator MeVs // hVCIteaD joanneM Vosfau aXorbIs InjVrIat // parVItahICeaMaest tVgVIaDstas prospICee VtrIgVe // honorI ae VeneratIonI DIVIjoannIs nepoMVCenI patronI posVIt a:f

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

Type of numerals used: Not listed

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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