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Chile
Santiago de Chile
Región Metropolitana

Plaza de Armas

500th anniversary

Enrique Villalobos
1992

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Description

An indian´s head of granite over a kind of menhir.

Inscription(s)

A long brass plaque over the platform with the date of inauguration, 12 October 1992, the President and the Mayor´s name under which it took place:
INAUGURADO EN OCTUBRE DE 1992 POR DON...

Annotation

The monument was created by sculptor Enrique Villalobos and inaugurated in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America. The monument is meant to pay tribute to the indegenous people of Chile (the Mapuche) that fought the western man (Spaniards and creoles) since the time of the Spanish Conquistadores.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location S 33°26'16" W 70°39'1"

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Item Code: cl004; Added: 16 December 2006

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