Carved wooden standing figure of St. John of Nepomuk wearing priestly dress consisting of a cloak which fastens at the breast below a short cape over the shoulders, a surplice and undergarment. two bands hang at the front, each with the emblem of the cross at the lower end. The surplice is decorated with a pattern around the hem. He has shoulder length hair and a headdress which resembles a crown with five peaks around the edge, perhaps representing the five stars which are among his attributes. Both hands are extended in blessing. Very worn, suggesting it was positioned in the open air.
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