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Prague Dominoes (yellow border)

St John Nepomuk

St John (of) Nepomuk is the most popular saint in Prague. He is usually shown holding a crucifix. He was thrown in the river on May 16, 1383 by King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia: according to the acts of the canonization he had refused to betray the confession of the queen. He became a saint in 1729 in the frame of the efforts to recatholicize Bohemia.




The images show (left to right):
Statue in the monument (1715) in Malostranske square - Mala Strana - Prague
Silver statue by Fischer von Erlach (1736) in sv Vita Cathedral - Prazsky Hrad - Prague and Astronomical Clock of Staromestska Radnice in Stare Mesto - Prague
Statue on the fašade of a building in Stare Mesto - Prague and windows of Kinskych Palace (1755-65) by Anselmo Lurago in Staromestske square - Stare Mesto - Prague
Statue by Matthaus Wenzel Jackel (1735) in Kutna Hora and detail of sv Mikulas by Cristoph Dientzenhofer (1703-17) in Mala Strana - Prague
The background of this page shows the statue of St John Nepomuk in Karluv Most, the bridge between Stare Mesto and Mala Strana - Prague. See his statue at Ponte Milvio in Rome.

Find the other domino pieces:
Towers
Baroque Windows
Baroque Doors
Secese Art (with another image of St John Nepomuk)
Early Cubism (with another image of St John Nepomuk)
Great Architects (with another image of St John Nepomuk)


See The Saints' Bridge and An Italian street in Prague