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Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene

Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene

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Pohořelec

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Sep 27
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
27.9.2017, 20:00
Sep 28
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
28.9.2017, 20:00
Sep 29
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
29.9.2017, 20:00
Sep 30
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
30.9.2017, 20:00
Oct 01
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
1.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 02
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
2.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 03
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
3.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 04
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
4.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 05
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
5.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 06
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
6.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 07
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
7.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 08
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
8.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 09
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
9.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 10
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
10.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 11
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
11.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 12
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
12.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 13
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
13.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 14
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
14.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 15
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
15.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 16
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
16.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 17
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
17.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 18
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
18.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 19
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
19.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 20
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
20.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 21
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
21.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 22
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
22.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 23
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
23.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 24
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
24.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 25
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
25.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 26
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
26.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 27
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
27.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 28
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
28.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 29
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
29.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 30
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
30.10.2017, 20:00
Oct 31
Restoration of the sculpture of St. John Nepomucene Pohořelec
31.10.2017, 20:00
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According to the dating, the sculpture was built in 1752, probably by John Anton Quintainer (1709–1765), late Baroque Czech woodcarver and sculptor. Originally, the sculpture was standing on the corner of the Hradčanské Square and Kanovnická Street; around 1846 it was transported to Pohořelec.

The sculpture is based on a richly decorated pedestal with two wings, finished by scrolls with shell-shaped ornaments. Three-dimensional volutes also adorn the sides of the central part with Latin inscriptions inside a six-pointed star. In its center, a metallic console was attached later, carrying an eternal light, also in the shape of a six-pointed star. The highest part of the pedestal bears the statue of St. John Nepomucene, traditionally attired in priest’s clothes, with a crucifix. The fish at John’s right foot is a symbol of taciturnity; the shell refers to his martyrdom in the Vltava River. A little angel to John’s right locks his mouth with his finger; also this gesture of silence refers to John’s refusal to betray a confessional secret. An angel on the other side is carrying the Palladium of Stará Boleslav, an embossment of Virgin Mary with a child, to which a protective power over the Czech lands is attributed traditionally.