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Estatua de Cristóbal Colón en La Cartuja

Christopher Columbus in La Cartuja

(artist?)
1887

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Description

Columbus has his right hand resting on a globe, placed on a column, and holds a scroll of parchment in his left hand. The base of this monument is of encaustic tiles manufactured on the spot. From it rises a pedestal of Carrara marblel.

Inscription(s)

On the front of the monument:
A
CRISTOBAL COLON
EN MEMORIA DE
HABER ESTADO DEPOSITADAS
SUS CENIZAS DESDE EL AÑO
MDXIII A MDXXXVI
EN LA IGLESIA DE ESTA
CARTUJA
DE
SANTA MARIA
DE LAS CUEVAS
LA MARQUESA VIUDA DE
PICKMAN
ERIGIO ESTE MONUMENTO EN
MDCCCLXXXVII.

Translation:
To Christopher Columbus, in memory of his remains having been deposited here from the year 1513 to 1536 in the church of this Cartuja of Santa Maria, this monument has been erected by the Dowager Marchioness of Pickman in 1887.

Annotation

This monument is erected by the Dowager Marchioness of Pickman in the old building of the Cartuja over the spot where his remains were once interred.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 37°23'53" W 6°0'29"

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