1722 - Statue of St. John of Nepomuk - Stráž, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 40.139 E 012° 46.569
33U E 339538 N 5504202
Quick Description: Three chronograms on the pedestal of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/1/2020 1:27:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM13765
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 6

Long Description:
The chronograms are 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 1722 from the chronograms referring to erection of the statue.

The chronograms:
aD stat qVo proteCtore CVIVsqVe faMa Integra stat: // 1722
qVI DILIgentes se DILIgIt aC pronVs aVDIt // 1722
neC sVp prIMI patItVr perseCVtIone et InDIgentIa // 1722



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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Socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého stojí východním smerem od kostela sv. Václava. Kamenosocharské dílo sestává z podstavce s plastikou svetce doprovázenou postavami andelícku a ohrazení tvoreného kamennou balustrádou na dvou stupních. Celková výška díla cca 6 m. Dvouetážový podstavec umísten ve stredu šestiboké konvexkonkávní plochy navýšené dvema stupni. Spodní cást pravoúhlého podstavce s profilovaným soklem je na bocích rozšírena pravoúhlými krídly, která jsou ustoupena za celní stranu podstavce. Celní strany bocních krídel zdobeny rytými zrcadly tvorenými zlacenou linkou. Na celní str. strední cásti podstavce rytá vykrajovaná kartuš s majuskulním nápisem s trojitým chronogramem.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: aD stat qVo proteCtore CVIVsqVe faMa Integra // stat: qVI DILIgentes se DILIgIt aC pronVs aVDIt // neC sVp prIMI patItVr perseCVtIone et InDIgentIa

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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