Saturday, June 18, 2016

Columbus in Genoa

Monument to Christopher Columbus by Lorenzo Bartolini, Piazza Acquaverde, Genoa
Monument to Christopher Columbus by Lorenzo Bartolini, 1862
Piazza Acquaverde
Genoa, April 2016

“Statue of Columbus with long, flowing hair, dressed in a short Spanish tabard, and a large open cloak; his left hand rests on an anchor while his right is on the shoulder of a figure of America typified by a kneeling Indian maiden holding a cross in the right hand. At each of the four corners of the base, stands a smaller square pedestal, on each of which is a seated statue, representing Piety, Science, Constancy and Prudence.”
(Columbus Monument, René & Peter van der Krogt)

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