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Marquês de Sá da Bandeira

Marquis of Sá da Bandeira

Bernardo de Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo Santarém 1795 - Lisboa 1876
Portuguese nobleman and politician; Prime Minister for five times. The most prominent Portuguese defender of the abolition of slavery in Portugal and its domains
(Wikipedia)
Giovanni Ciniselli
1884

Lisboa /  Marquês de Sá da Bandeira   Lisboa /  Marquês de Sá da Bandeira

Description

Bronze statue of the Marquis of Sá da Bandeira in uniform, holding a banner with the word LIBERTAS (Freedom). He is accompanied by a genius (boy) holding a torch, representing the light that emanates from freedom. On the front of the pedestal sits a woman - representing Africa - and a child. The child has a laurel wreath and mother points out for whom this laurel wreath is meant because he worked for the abolition of slavery. At the back of the pedestal sits History writing down the Marques' deeds. At the sides of the pedestal are two sleeping lions, below these lions are the dates 1814 and 1832 (referring to the reliefs).

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On the sides of the pedestal are two marble reliefs:

Lisboa - Marquês de Sá da Bandeira
1814 - Battle during the Peninsular War

Lisboa - Marquês de Sá da Bandeira
1832 - Desembarque do Mindelo / Landing at Mindelo (Wikipedia).

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Inscription(s)

ao
general marquez
de sá da bandeira

por subscripção
publica
inaugurado em
1884

To
General Marquis
of Sá da Bandeira

By public
subscription
Inaugurated in
1884

Signature

(statue) gio. ciniselli
Allotte (?) nego all'autore lo palma di sue fatiche
(pedestal) g. ciniselli fecit

Lisboa - Marquês de Sá da Bandeira

Sculptor

Tags

  • Africa (continent)
  • Ciniselli, Giovanni
  • General
  • History (allegory)
  • Lion
  • Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo, Bernardo de
  • Statesman
  • Statue
  • Woman with child
  • Location (N 38°42'25" - W 9°8'48")

    Item Code: ptli061; Photograph: 30 August 2017
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