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El Mencey Bentor

The mencey Bentor

son and successor of Bencomo, mencey of Taora; led the guanches resistance against the Castilian invaders.
Carmen León Rodríguez
Fundición Esculturas Bronzo (La Laguna - Tenerife)
1996

Icod el Alto /  El Mencey Bentor   Icod el Alto /  El Mencey Bentor

Description

Statue of Bentor, who after the defeat of the Gunaches, committed suicide in 1496 by jumping off the hill.

Inscription(s)

"Los Menceyes de Tenerife no habían conocido jamás la vileza de
sujetarse ni obedecer á otros hombres como ellos"
Viera y Clavijo
homenaje de la villa de los realejos a bentor,
el último mencey guanche, el cual, según la tradición,
por no entregarse, se arrojóo al vacío desde
este lugar.
"The Menceyes of Tenerife had never known the vileness of
submit to and obey other men than themselves"
Viera y Clavijo
Homage of the town of Los Realejos to Bentor,
the last Guanche mencey, who, according to tradition,
for not giving himself up, threw himself into the void from
this place.

The quote is from José de Viera y Clavijo, Noticias de la Historia General de las Islas Canarias (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1859), vol. 2, p. 187.

Signature

escultora - carmen leon rguez
fundicion artistica bronzo

Icod el Alto - El Mencey Bentor

Sculptor

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Location (N 28°23'5" - W 16°36'12")

Item Code: esca629; Photograph: 2 February 2020
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