Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
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Trafalgar Square (WC2)
(South Africa House)

Bartolomeu Dias and other sculptures

Bartolomeu Dias
Algarve c. 1450 - Cape of Good Hope 1500
Portuguese explorer, first to cross over the Cape of Good Hope (1488)
(Wikipedia)
Coert Steynberg & Charles Wheeler
1934

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Description

At the façade of the South Africa house are a few sculptures:

Statue of Bartolomeu Dias
Stone statue of Dias with at his foot the name DIAS, in a niche in the façade, with in the background a ship and a cross with the year 1488.

Sculpted by Coert Steynberg.

Winged springbok
Gilded springbok above entrance, it is about life-sized for a normal springbok and is depicted reared up on its hind legs with its rump and wing tips forming fixing points to the building.
Sculpted by Sir Charles Wheeler.

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Animal reliefs There is a relief of an antilope and keystones with African animals.

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Location (N 51°30'28" - W 0°7'36")

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Item Code: gblo003; Photograph: 11 June 2005  / updated: 3 December 2011
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