1777 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Koštálov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 35.045 E 015° 25.864
33U E 530516 N 5603664
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Liberecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/2/2020 2:33:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM12J23
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 12

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

The year 1777 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
oD zLIIho nas oChranVj Jene sVVatII nepoMVCkII
CZ: od zlého nás ochranuj svatý Jane Nepomucký


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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Pískovcová socha na podstavci ze stejného materiálu se nachází s orientací k S pri silnici ve stredu obce. Podstavec je tvoren hranolovou patkou s profilovanou ubíhající horní rímsou. Polychromovaný drík s bohate profilovanou vlnovite prohnutou korunní rímsou s mušlí, v dolní cásti po stranách dríku voluty rostlinnými motivy. Ve strední celní cásti dríku rámecek s rokaji s nápisem: oD zLýho nas/oChranUj/Jene sWatý/NepoMUCký Na zadní strane dríku nápis: WaCLaW RVLff/Mistr toho DÍLa Na zadní strane hlavice nápis: Z nákladu pocestné obce/kunratické Ao 1777 Vlastní polychromovaná socha svetce v životní velikosti odená do bohate zraseného knežského roucha drží v pravé ruce krucifix a levou jej ve spodní cásti prídržuje. Hlava s kvadrátkem výrazne sklonená k pravé strane ke krucifixu. Nad hlavou kovová svatozár s peti osmicípými hvezdami. Nad sochou nová plechová hrotitá ozdobná stríška
Text of the original chronogram: oD zLIIho nas oChranVj Jene sVVatII nepoMVCkII

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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