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1713 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Dubenec, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 41.877 E 014° 04.768
33U E 433615 N 5505455
Quick Description: The four chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of village
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/22/2019 1:18:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM11NVD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 2

Long Description:
The chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal. The inscription is a lot of dilapidated. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1713 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram:
eLIeIVssa CereLVenos DeMIt // 1713
sanCtVs IosnaIVs Contra peste MaDstI teras // 1713
anna Materna proteCtIone nos CVsto DIVI // 1713
IosephVs DIrae MortIs ConCVssor // 1713


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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Barokní pískovcová socha na hranolovém podstavci, zdobeném nízkými reliéfy svetcu. Štíhlá postava svetce v tradicním odevu je zobrazena v dynamickém šroubovitém postavení. Dílo je datováno v chronogramu na podstavci r. 1713.

Socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého, obrácená celem k jihu, je umístena na severním okraji malé návsi v nepatrné vzdálenosti (cca 0,4 m) od ohradní zídky zahrady domu cp. 6. Vlastní socha, vysoká 1,7-1,8 m, je vytesána z jemnozrnného žlutavého pískovce, dnes vlivem povetrnosti místy ztmavlého do svetlešedého tónu. Asi 1,6 m vysoký postavec je zhotoven rovnež z pískovce svetleokrové barvy, avšak ponekud odlišného složení. Klasický pilírový ctyrboký podstavec se dole rozširuje nízkým necleneným soklem, precházejícím v deskový plintus, jehož ctyri steny nesou ryté, nedávno opravené majuskulní nápisy s ctyrnásobne opakovaným chronogramem 1713.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: eLIeIVssa CereLVenos DeMIt // sanCtVs IosnaIVs Contra peste MaDstI teras // anna Materna proteCtIone nos CVsto DIVI // IosephVs DIrae MortIs ConCVssor

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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