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Robbov vodnjak ali Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek

Robba Fountain or Fountain of the Three Carniolan Rivers

Francesco Robba
1751 (copy of 2008)

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Description

Fountain with an 10 triangular obelisk and at its foot three marble male figures with jugs, which came several years after the fountain's creation to supposedly represent the gods of the three rivers of Carniola: the Ljubljanica, Sava and Krka, and later as well the three territorial units of Carniola: Upper Carniola, Lower Carniola, and Inner Carniola. Steps that lead up to the fountain represent the Carniolan mountains.

It was originally made in 1751 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Robba and is one of the city's most recognisable symbols.

Ljubljana - Robbov vodnjak <i>ali</i> Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek
Man with cornucopia
Ljubljana - Robbov vodnjak <i>ali</i> Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek
Man on rock with shells and plants
Ljubljana - Robbov vodnjak <i>ali</i> Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek
Man with wine stock

Signature

MDCCLI Francesco Robba Fecit.

Sculptor

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Location (N 46°3'0" - E 14°30'25")

Item Code: si063; Photograph: 10 September 2016
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