Saint John Nepomuk Figurine

by Demi Art

$197.00
Original Karl Demetz Saint John Nepomuk Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.

Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St John Nepomuk Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@italianwoodcarvings.com for more information.

Feast day: March 20th

Representation and portrayal: shown with priestly vestments, priest hat, book, a crucifix and the palm of martyrs.

Patron Saint of Confessors, bridges, skippers, priests, Salzburg, Prague, Bohemia and against tongue diseases and water disasters. 

John Nepomuk was the son of a Bohemian judge. After his studies, he became imperial notary at a law firm in Prague. In 1380 he was ordained, and shortly afterwards he became pastor at the Church of St Wenceslas. Later, he continued his studies in Prague and Padua. After his return from Padua, he was also made Archdeacon of Saaz. In this time of the Great Western Schism, there were always disputes. Indeed, a rivalry arose between King Wenzel IV and the Archbishop . In the course of events John Nepomuk was arrested, tortured and eventually drowned in the Vltava river. According to the legend, the lifeless body of John was surrounded by five flames as it was floating in the river.

Shipping & Handling

6" and smaller, $8.00 USD Shipping within U.S.A.
8" and up, $12.00 USD Shipping within U.S.A.
Orders over $300.00 - Free Shipping within U.S.A.
International Orders Shipping Fees calculated based on weight & size.

Shipping usually takes 3-5 days within U.S.A. for items in stock, if an item has to be backordered or shipped directly from work shop in Italy shipping may take 2-3 weeks.

Insured

We pack very well, usually double box for smaller sculptures. If a carving does get damaged during shipping, please let us know within three days of receipt - we will replace any damaged items.