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Dona Maria I de Portugal

Queen Mary I of Portugal

Lisboa 1734 - Rio de Janeiro 1816
Queen of Portugal, 1777-1816; Queen of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves, 1815-16
(Wikipedia)
João José de Aguiar
1797

Queluz /  Dona Maria I de Portugal   Queluz /  Dona Maria I de Portugal

Description

Marble statue of Queen Maria, with the robes and the laurel wreath of Minerva, protector of Arts and Letters. It stands on a pedestal with text, the Queen's coat of arms (back) and reliefs on the sides. The pedestal is surrounded by allegorical statues of the four continents.

The four continents
Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal
Europe
with a cornucopia
Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal
America
clothed in feathers
Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal
Asia
Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal
Africa
with an elephant's head as hat

Reliefs
Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal
Fundação da Academia Real de Marinha / The foundation of the Academia Real de Marinha, 1779
with Mercurius and Minerva before a winged, seated young man, with a ship in the background.
Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal
The Queens's coat of arms

Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal
Fundação da Casa Pia para os Órfãos / Founding of Casa Pia for Orphansm 1780
Diogo Inàcio de Pina Manique (Lisboa 1733-Lisboa 1805, Wikipedia), dressed in the magistrate's robe, presents his prot&@233;gés to the Queen. On the base of her throne the symbol of the Sacred Heart and the Basilica of Estrela.

Inscription(s)

maria i
portvgaliæ
regina
pia felix
avgvsta

Queluz - Dona Maria I de Portugal

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Africa (continent)
  • Aguiar, João José de
  • America (continent)
  • Asia (continent)
  • Athena / Minerva
  • Continents
  • Europe (continent)
  • Mary I (Queen of Portugal)
  • Mercurius / Hermes
  • Monarch
  • Pina Manique, Diogo Inàcio de
  • Statue
  • Location (N 38°45'3" - W 9°15'30")

    Item Code: ptli083; Photograph: 31 August 2017
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