Limewood sculpture of St John of Nepomuk. Bohemia, early 17th century

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ThurlowAntiques

2015-07-08 08:35:17

Lifesize limewood sculpture of Saint John of Nepomuk with polychrome decoration. Bohemia, early 17th century. St John of Nepomuk is a Bohemian saint who in the late 14th century was cast into the river Vltava and drowned for refusing to divulge the secrets of the confessional. He is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional and is also considered a protector from floods. A 17th century statue of St John of Nepomuk is on the King Charles bridge
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Simone Says

2015-07-08 08:35:17

'protector from floods' we certainly could do with this chap in the UK at the moment!




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