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Ercole Benefattore

Hercules the Benefactor

Heracles (Ἡρακλῆς), Latin: Hercules
divine hero in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Alcmene
(Wikipedia)
Jacopo Sansovino
1553 (copy)

Brescello /  Ercole Benefattore   Brescello /  Ercole Benefattore

Description

The statue is made by the will of Hercules II d'Este. The commission of the work dates back to 1550 while the execution was completed in June 1553. At first the statue was placed in the square of the Rocca but, following the destruction of the fortification in 1704, the work was abandoned and only in 1727 it was brought back to the center of the current square Matteotti. The present statue on the square is a copy, the original is in the Centro Culturale San Benedetto.

Inscription(s)

per volonta' del municipio
dal centro della piazza
fu qui trasferito
su nuovo pedestallo
QUESTO MONUMENTO
reliqua cospicua
dell' antica civilta'
di brescello
a maggiore
conservazione e decoro
nell' anno
mdcccclxxvi

prof. c. zatti sindaco

antiquum herculis signum
monumenmtum potentiae veteris brixellensium
antea iacens
heic primum august. raynaudi i. atestii
post sedatas bellorum turbas
A. MDCCXXVIII
positum pubblice
simbolum et nomen fortitudinis
atestus familiare
S.P.Q.B.
francisco iv. et maria beatrice dd.nn.
prole prima francisco ferdinando
feliciter auctis
gratulatione fidei obsequii
perenne posthac iudicium fore
lubentes laeti iusserunt
ANNO MDCCCXVIIII

unicum pene uisce dirutae urbis
decus et monumemntum
martis pluries et barbarorum scopus
marmofreum herculis simulacrum
anno regni raunaldi 1. atestini
ducis optimi trigesimo tertio
per brixellensem communitatem
super hac basi
eregitur

ab. talenti

RAYNALDO I. ESTENSI
mutinae regii mirandulae et cet.
duci piissimo ac munificentissimo
quod
post adversa belli temporum discrimina
statuam hanc herculis hucuq incolumen
antiquissimae urbis brixelli
spectabile monumentum
firmissimi in finitimos olim propugnaculi
ornamento
providus scientiarum ac artium fautor
heic rursus erigendum mandavit
S.P.Q.B.
sumptu publico
perennem hanc optimi principis memoriam
posuerunt
anna a natali christi mdccxxviii

l.a. muratori

Brescello - Ercole Benefattore

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Locatie (N 44°54'5" - E 10°30'56")

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