1732 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Morašice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 52.061 E 016° 14.040
33U E 588678 N 5524650
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 7/10/2020 11:38:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM12T30
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 11

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 1732 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
patronos Vo pIe erIgIt et statVIt IosephVs gebharDt CVratVs MorassI CensIs

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.

Source and more information: (visit link)

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Barokní skulptura je umístena v prostoru mezi kostelem sv. Petra a Pavla s místní komunikací, jihozápadne od nároží kostela. Je orientována celne ke komunikaci. Sokl i skulptura jsou z pískovce. Na ctyrstupnovém podstavci ctvercového pudorysu stojí podstavec tvaru kvádru s profilovanou patkou a hlavicí, výška cca 170 cm. Socha je v životní velikosti, svetec stojí s mírne nakrocenou pravou nohou. Na predloktí pravé ruky spocívá kamenný krucifix, levá ruka pridržuje ratolest , splývající pres rameno. Odev svetce tvorí dlouhá komže, pres ni kratší roucho se zdobeným lemem, na ramenou je hermelínová pláštenka, pridržovaná smyckou, uvázanou u krku. Hlavu se zvlnenými lasy a vousy zdobí knežská capka. Kolem hlavy je kovaná svatozár s peti hvezdami. Sokl je od rímsou vyzdoben hlavickami andelu.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: patronos Vo pIe erIgIt et statVIt IosephVs gebharDt CVratVs MorassI CensIs

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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