1730 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Studená, Czech Republic
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N 49° 11.077 E 015° 17.211
33U E 520902 N 5448018
Quick Description: The four chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in Studená village
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/29/2019 10:20:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM11PXQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 10

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

The year 1730 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
eX Voto honorI DIVI nepoMVCen(I?) proteCtorIs // 1730 (probably missing 'I' in name Nepomucen)
Ioanes saMson braXator stVDens? pIetatIs CaVsa InChoaVIt // 1730
LaVrentIVs hIMeL ferVIDe ContInVaVIt // 1730
LIberaLIta teqVe fIDeLIVM eXaLta VIt // 1730

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 sousoší datovaná chronogramem do roku 1730 s bohatou kompozicí stojí na námestí obce Studená. Sv. Jan Nepomucký v nadživotní velikosti klecí na oblácku, socha s obvyklými atributy vyobrazení svetce... kanovnické roucho, biret, pet hvezd kolem hlavy a má sepjaté ruce.

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Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: eX Voto honorI DIVI nepoMVCen[I] proteCtorIs // Ioanes saMson braXator stVDens? pIetatIs CaVsa InChoaVIt // LaVrentIVs hIMeL ferVIDe ContInVaVIt // LIberaLIta teqVe fIDeLIVM eXaLta VIt

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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