Stone statue of Hercules slaying a lion on a column in a fountain basin.
The fountain formerly stood in front of the Jesuit gymnasium on Levstikov trg. In 1660, a temporary wooden statuette by Tolmesinger was added to it, which was replaced in 1675 by the stalue of the Greek hero Hercules by
Komersteiner. The statue, together with the renaissance fountain, was in 1775 moved to the park of Eberg's mansion in Dol. This original is now in the entrance hall of the Magistrat. In 1991 a copy was made by the architect, Marko Mušič, the sculptor Julijan Renko and the stone Boris Udovič and placed on Gornji trg.
je mestni vodovod
ob svoji stoletnici ponovno postavil
za arhitektom francescom olivierijem, 1638
kiparjema gasperjem tolmesingerjem, 1660
in janezom kumerstainerjem, 1675
so novo zasnovo izdelali:
the city water supply
on its centenary reconstructed
the Hercules fountain
from the architect Francesco Olivier, 1638
and sculptors Gasper Tolmesinger, 1660
and Johannes Komersteiner, 1675
Creators of the new design
Dan se za dnevom vrsti,
za leti vrstijo se let,
voda pa v loku ves čas
iskro z vodnjaka curlja
Spomni se kdor mimo greš
kot voda odteka ſivljenje,
dokler je čas, ga v dlani
hlastno zajemaj in pij!
Day to day line,
for years they lined the years,
water in an arc of continuously
a spark from the fountain trickles
Remember anyone go past
as the water flows of life,
until the time it in hands
hastily capture and drink!
(Translation by Google, better one needed)
- Johannes Komersteiner (Janez Khumerstainer) (? - Zagreb 1694-95),
sculptor in Ljubljana since c. 1673 and Zagreb since 1687
(Hrvatski biografski leksikon).
- Julijan Renko,
Sources & Information
Location (N 46°2'48" - E 14°30'24")
Item Code: si108; Photograph: 10 September 2016
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