1732 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Cernošín, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 48.978 E 012° 52.885
33U E 347594 N 5520358
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue/statuary of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/28/2020 7:51:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM136N0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 6

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

The year 1732 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: S Ioes nepoMVCene serVos eX Voto et De Voet respICeorantes


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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Na dvou kamenných stupních umístený profilovaný sokl, který nese hranolový, nahore se rozširující podstavec, z boku doplnený volutami se zavešenými akantovými listy. Podstavec ukoncuje masivní profilovaná rímsa, na ní na oblaku klecící, esovite stocená postava svetce v obvyklém šatu a biretu na hlave, stocená k pravé strane, ruce sepjaty. Po pravé strane stojící andílek pridržuje obema rukama knihu.
Text of the original chronogram: S Ioes nepoMVCene serVos eX Voto et De Voet respICeorantes

Pure chronogram?: yes

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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