1714 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Dukovany, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 04.868 E 016° 11.500
33U E 587018 N 5437159
Quick Description: Three chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/11/2020 12:38:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM12KNJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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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 1714 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
sVper DVkowan benefICentIssIMo proteCtorI // 1714
sanCto IoannI nepoMVCeno Vero honorIs DefensorI // 1714
rzykowskyanae faMILIae a DobrtzItz beneVoLo ConserVatorI // 1714

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 skulptura sv. Jana Nepomuckého je osazena na hranolovém podstavci s erbem Marie Alžbety Ríkovské z Dobrcic a letopoctem 1714. Svetec odený v obvyklé kanovnické roucho s krucifixem v nárucí je netradicne ztvárnený v pokleku.
Text of the original chronogram: sVper DVkowan benefICentIssIMo proteCtorI // sanCto IoannI nepoMVCeno Vero honorIs DefensorI // rzykowskyanae faMILIae a DobrtzItz beneVoLo ConserVatorI

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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