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Butchers' Bridge

Jakov Brdar

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

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Adam and Eve
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  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.

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Location (N 46°3'6" - E 14°30'31")

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Item Code: si058; Photograph: 10 September 2016
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