Statue

Dias statue

Inscription

{on the plinth beneath the feet:}
Dias
{Beneath the lighthouse, on the left:}
1488

Dias rests his right hand on a cross which tops what appears to be a lighthouse. Behind his lower half the niche is carved with some schematic waves on which, to his left, sails a splendid galleon. Carved in situ.

Site: Dias statue (1 memorial)

WC2, Trafalgar Square, South African High Commission

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Dias statue

Subjects commemorated i

Bartolomeu Dias

Portuguese nobleman who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Dias statue

Created by i

Coert Steynberg

South African sculptor.

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