The House of Lucas Rodner of Cluj Cover Image

Rodner Lukács kolozsvári polgár házáról
The House of Lucas Rodner of Cluj

Author(s): András Kovács
Subject(s): History
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Lucas Rodner; Cluj; two-story building; late Baroque-early Neoclassical style; Gothic and Renaissance windows; epigram-fragment inscription

Summary/Abstract: The two-story building situated in the Vetus Castrum of Cluj, belongs at fi rst appearance to the late Baroque−early Neoclassical style. The research of the house conducted between 1995 and 1996 has discovered the remains of at least four Gothic windows, as well as some fragments of Renaissance windows. One of the latter bears an inscription that is a fragment of an epigram, inspired probably from calendars printed in Krakow sometime in the fi rst part of the 16th century. Another fragment, contemporary with the previous one, bearing a coat of arms along with the LR monogram, has led to the identifi cation of the owner of the house: Lucas Rodner, a member of the town-elite who held publicoffi ces between 1590−1606. In addition to the above mentioned, a third window-frame fragment belonging to this same group and bearing the name of the owner, was preserved in the collection of the National History Museum of Transylvania.

  • Issue Year: LXXIV/2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 138-142
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Hungarian