St. John of Nepomuk / Sv. Jan Nepomucký (Prague - Malá Strana)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.240 E 014° 24.426
33U E 457585 N 5548508
Quick Description: This small Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) you can find in the niche of western wall of the famous Renaissance house "U trí pštrosu ) "At Three Autriches" near Charles bridge in Prague's Lesser Town...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 10:27:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMAPY0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 124

Long Description:

This small Baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) you can find in the niche of western wall of the famous Renaissance house "U trí pštrosu ) "At Three Autriches" near Charles bridge in Prague's Lesser Town.

V celní stene slavného renezancního domu a hotelu "U trí pštrosu" je v nice umístena barokní socha sv. Jana Nepomuckého z 18. století (odpovídá typum z Platzerovy dílny).

St. John of Nepomuk was a person, who refused to betray a secret, confided to him by Queen Sophia, to the king Wenceslas IV. He was tortured on the king´s demand and then thrown to the river Vltava from the Charles Bridge in 1393. The inseparable attributes of St. John of Nepomuk statue are the five stars, a surplice, a cross and a martyr´s palm tree. The five stars allegedly appeared above the river, after the martyr was thrown there. They are supposed to symbolize the five letters of Latin word "tacet", which means "silent". There is a brassy cross with five stars at the place on the parapet, where he was thrown to the river. If you place your hand on the cross, so that every finger will touch one star, you can wish something and it will be fulfilled. People also touch the relief on the statue for luck.

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: in the niche of wall of house "U tří pštrosů" near Charles bridge

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown Baroque artist probably from sphere of Ignác Platzer workshop

Website: [Web Link]

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