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Estátua Equestre de D. Sancho II na Fonte da Misericórdia

Equestrian statue of King Sancho II in the Misericórdia Fountain

1209 - 1248
King of Portugal, 1223-1248
(Wikipedia)

1622

Elvas /  Estátua Equestre de D. Sancho II na Fonte da Misericórdia   Elvas /  Estátua Equestre de D. Sancho II na Fonte da Misericórdia

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In the center of the Fonte da Misericórdia stands under the six-pointed pinnacle a marble equestrian statue of D. Sancho II, with the bust slightly tilted back, supporting in the left arm a shield with the coat-of-arms of Portugal, while the right arm shows traces of mutilation provoked by vandals.

Elvas - Estátua Equestre de D. Sancho II na Fonte da Misericórdia Elvas - Estátua Equestre de D. Sancho II na Fonte da Misericórdia

The fountain was designed by Diogo Marques, architect of the Royal House, and inaugurated on 23 June 1622, during the monarchy of the Philips, a curiosity for the time because it was the fountain includes a representation of a 'territorial' King displaying the insignia of Portugal.

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Location (N 38°52'43" - W 7°9'57")

Item Code: ptat064; Photograph: 3 September 2017
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