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Alonso Díaz

Moreque? or Cherfe, early 16th century Guanche chief in Santiago del Teide, son of Pelinor, Guanche mencey king of Adeje
José Abad
Fundición Esculturas Bronzo (La Laguna - Tenerife)
2003

Santiago del Teide /  Alonso Díaz   Santiago del Teide /  Alonso Díaz

Description

Statue of Alonso Díaz, "the brave Guanche", with staff and and his catch. This Guanche chief complained in 1509 to king Fernando el Católico that the Adelantado Alonso Fernàndez de Lugo had stolen 200 goats. By royal order the adelanto had to return those.

Inscription(s)

al guanche alonso díaz (¿cherfe?), hijo de
don diego del valle de santiago, defensor de
su honor y raza ante el robo de 200 cabras
efectuado por el adelantado alonso
fernández de lugo, actitud que ayudó a la
integración, con dignidad, del pueblo guanche
y los conquistadores.

inaugurado por el excmo.
sr. presidente del gobierno de canarias
don adán martín menis,
siendo alcalde de la villa de santiago del teide
don juan damián gorrín ramos.
5 de octubre de 2003
fundición: bronzo    escultor: josé abad
To the Guanche Alonso Díaz (Cherfe?), son of
Don Diego del Valle de Santiago, defender of
his honor and race in the face of the theft of 200 goats
by the adelantado Alonso
Fernández de Lugo, an attitude that helped the
integration, with dignity, of the Guanche people
and the conquerors.

inaugurated by his excellency,
Mr. President of the government of the Canarias
don Adán Martín Menis,
being mayor of the town of Santiago del Teide
don Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos.
5 October 2003
Foundry: Bronzo - Sculptor: José Abad

Santiago del Teide - Alonso Díaz

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Location (N 28°17'50" - W 16°48'57")

Item Code: esca487; Photograph: 29 January 2020
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