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United States of America
Hoboken
New Jersey

Columbus Park

Christopher Columbus

(prob. Cogoleto, Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506)
Italian explorer, who in Spanish service completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of America (see Background Information)
Archimedes Giacomantonio
Cellini Bronze Works
1937

Hoboken /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Bronze statue on a granite pedestal. The statue shows Columbus, dressed in medieval garb that includes a belted shirt, a long swirling cape, a cap, and gloves, stands with his right hand raised to his brow while his left hand hangs by his side. A sword hangs from the left side of his belt and a cross hangs around his neck.

Inscription(s)

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

discoverer of america
erected by
the people of this community
under the auspices of
the italian-americans
of hoboken
dedicated
october 12 1937
columbus park

Signature

MGiacomantonio
cellini bronze works n.y.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 40°44'55" - W 74°1'57")

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