The Jordan grave
The most prominent buildings and graves
The Jordan grave is a one of kind example in the cemetery of an architectural and scupturall allegorical figural group. The three softly modelled figures, apart from having the allegorical meanining of mundane grief for the departed, belief in the resurrection and the time that returns, with the melancholic expressions on their face and their gazes directed towards the grave, transmit an emition of deep sorrow. They are placed on high bases that are shaped like rocks used for the housing of fields with inscriptions and epitaphs carved in Croatia and German. Althought they are treated as separate sculptures to which the articulation of the wall shifted into the background give a framework, separately shaped covering slabs contributing , the balanced composition places them in an artistically succesful and unique sepulchral unit. The widow of Antun Jordan (Karlovac, 1834-1895), mayor, landowner, lawyer and chess player, member of parliament and Crotian deputy in Pest, was able to engage for the execution of the monument one of the most important monumental masonry workshop in Styria, that of Franz Grein of Graz, as well as being able to afford the highly valued Carrara marble for the material. Buried here are Antun Jordan, hids wife, the benefactress Elvira Jordan nee Ressman and Baroness Amalia Prohaska.