Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovenia
Ljubljana
Osrednjeslovenska

Mesarski most

Mesarski most

Butchers' Bridge

Jakov Brdar
2010

Ljubljana /  Mesarski most

Description

New bridge with several sculptures. The largest sculptures on the bridge represent figures from Ancient Greek and Christian/Jewish mythology:

Ljubljana - Mesarski most
Adam and Eve
Ljubljana - Mesarski most
Satyr
Ljubljana - Mesarski most
Prometheus

  1. Adam in Eva / Adam and Eve, shamed and banished from Paradise, after having been induced by the Serpent to taste from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (they are walking towards Ljubljana Cathedral)
  2. Satir / Satyr, startled by the Serpent
  3. Prometej / Prometheus, running and disemboweled, in punishment for having given knowledge (of fire) to mankind

There are also some smaller grotesque sculptures of frogs and shellfish on the top of the bridge's fence.

Ljubljana - Mesarski most Ljubljana - Mesarski most Ljubljana - Mesarski most
Ljubljana - Mesarski most Ljubljana - Mesarski most Ljubljana - Mesarski most

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°3'6" E 14°30'31"

eXTReMe Tracker
Item Code: si058; Photograph: 10 September 2016
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt