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United States of America
Boston
Massachusetts

Christopher Columbus Park

Columbus Statue at the Harbour

Andrew L. Mazzola
1979

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Description

Life size Carrara marble statue on large granite pedestal, portraying Columbus with his arms folded in front of him. In his left hand he holds an unfurled scroll. A sword hangs from his belt on his left side. Behind his right foot is a globe and behind his left foot a rope-covered pier.

Inscription(s)

On all four sides of the pedestal, the plinth, and on the four poles surrounding the statue, hundreds of names are inscribed of donators etc. Inscriptions about the statue itself are:
On the south side of the pedestal:
ERECTED BY
FRIENDS OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
followd by the names of the Committee.

On the plinth, south side:

HON. KEVIN H. WHITE
MAYOR OF BOSTON,
DEDICATED OCTOBER 21, 1979.

At the north side, in the plinth:

DESIGNED AND SET BY
ANDREW J. MAZZOLA
NORWOOD MONUMENTAL WORKS INC.
NORWOOD, MA.

On the base of the statue itself, a bronze plaque is found with the text:

THIS STATUE SCULPTURED FROM CARRARA MARBLE, IN
CARRARA, ITALY, IS THE SAME MARBLE FROM WHICH
COMES MICHELANGELO'S "PIETA," "MOSES" AND "DAVID."

Annotation

The photo above is made in 1995. At my second visit in 2003 the head of the statue was removed and the statue was packed in blue plastic because of renovations works in the park.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 42°21'40" W 71°3'4"

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