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N.S. di Bonaria Forecourt Statues

N.S. di Bonaria Forecourt Statues

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Pair of bronze sculptures, made by Italian artist Franco D'Aspro in 1970. The first statue depicts a galleon with the shield of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy on the mainsail. The second portrays Our Lady of Bonaria and Child.
N.S. di Bonaria Forecourt Statues

On the churchyard of the Basilica of Bonaria there are two bronze sculptures, with a maritime theme, made by the artist Franco d'Aspro. There is a clear reference to the legend according to which in 1370 a Spanish ship was surprised by a terrible storm off the coast of the island and, having to lighten the load in order not to sink, the sailors threw various objects into the sea including one heavy wooden crate. The crate landed in Cagliari and it was collected by the friars who found inside a statue of the Virgin with the Infant Jesus in her arms.

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