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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:
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)