viernes, 13 de marzo de 2009

El Giraldillo.




El Giraldillo es la figura que culmina a la Torre de la Giralda. Aunque se le llama Giraldillo su verdadero nombre es "Triunfo de la Fe Victoriosa" aunque entre los sevillanos también es conocida como "Santa Juana".
El Giraldillo representa una mujer con túnica, una palma en una mano y un escudo guerrero en la otra, inspirada en una Minerva. Fundida en cobre, fue realizada por Bartolomé Morel entre 1566 y 1568. Pesa 128 kilos y mide tres metros y medio de altura.
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The Giraldillo is the figure that culminates to the Tower of the Giralda. Though it is called Giraldillo, its ral name is "The triumph of the Victorious Faith " though between the Sevillian ones also it is known as " Holy Juana ".
The Giraldillo represents a woman with tunic, a palm in a hand and a warlike shield in other one, inspired by a Minerva. Fused in copper, it was realized by Bartolomé Morel between 1566 and 1568. It weighs 128 kilogram and measures three meters and a half of height.
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2 comentarios:

  1. So incredibly beautiful. They sure knew how to adorn their buildings then.

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  2. That is very impressive. I've always wondered how they get those sculptures way up there. Yes, I know, very carefully!

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