1735 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Jihlava, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 24.327 E 015° 35.613
33U E 543060 N 5472699
Quick Description: Two chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in centre of Jihlava
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/27/2019 12:56:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM11PNX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 11

Long Description:
The chronograms are located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronograms are larger than the other letters and are red color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1735 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
sInCere InVoCantes eXaVDI[at] [De]Vs per te DIVe Ioannes // 1735
DeVodae VeneratIonI sanCtI Ioannes nepoMVCenI ereXII Ioanes frIIertag // 1735

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 socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého osazená na reliéfne zdobeném soklu pochází z roku 1735. Dynamicky pojatou nadživotní figuru svetce držícího v ruce medailon s reliéfem Palladia doprovází dva andílci trímající svetcovy atributy.
Text of the original chronogram: sInCere InVoCantes eXaVDI[at] [De]Vs per te DIVe Ioannes // DeVodae VeneratIonI sanCtI Ioannes nepoMVCenI ereXII Ioanes frIIertag

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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