Ljubljana as a site of paying Hereditary Homage to Emperor Charles VI in 1728

Vanja Kočevar
2022 Kronika (Ljubljana, Slovenia)  
The article discusses the staging of sovereign power of Emperor Charles VI in Ljubljana's public spaces during the act of Hereditary Homage (Erbhuldigung) by the Estates of Carniola. To honour the arrival of the distinguished guest, who stayed in the Carniolan capital between 26 and 30 August, and again between 20 and 22 September 1728, the city authorities erected several (ephemeral) architectural artworks, such as two arches of triumph, one in front of the Vidame Gate and the other on the
more » ... de of the Town Hall. Whereas the former arch, for which Francesco Robba contributed a marble bust of the Emperor, was of permanent nature and graced the city gate until its demolition in 1791, the latter arch was an ephemeral artwork in front of the Town Hall, although a few of its sculptures have nevertheless been preserved to date. The Estates of Carniola also built a splendidly adorned "peota" boat, aboard which Charles VI left Ljubljana after the Hereditary Homage and then returned in September on his way to Graz.
doi:10.56420/kronika.70.2.03 fatcat:a5vik5k6z5frbosjkg3fieu7km