Limewood sculpture of St John of Nepomuk, Bohemia, early 17th century
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 in Prague, the site of his martyrdom.
|HEIGHT:||50 in. (127 cm)|