Panel of Azulejos

Representing Henry the Navigator at the Promontory of Sagres

on what is now called the Pavilhão Carlos Lopes in the Parque Eduardo VII in Lisbon, by Jorge Colaço (1922)

Photo: Alvesgaspar

2 Responses to “Panel of Azulejos”

  1. 1 Benjamin Albert McClintic November 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Fascinating image. I see that it is a depiction of Uranus upon a Chariot of Wat’ry horses. Is there a particular narrative associated with this image?



    • 2 Jan Olof Bengtsson November 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Yes, but Neptune, surely. I’m not aware of any story except that it’s Henry at Sagres, but that’s of course symbolic of his achievements.

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