The D. Afonso piece have like primordial objective create a tribute to the principal responsable through the Independence of Portugal and all of his warriores.
On a table ideas were discussed, strategies were defined and attacks finalized. On a table the History of Portugal has started to be writted.
MATERIALS & DIMENSIONS
Consisting of two parts (top + base) the piece is hand carved in marble carrara by craftsmen in order to make the unique and singular piece.
Inspired by the hull of a boat, the D. Afonso I piece was born, a majestic piece like the King used to be.
D. Afonso I, the son of D. Henrique de Borgonha and D. Teresa de Leão, was the founder of Portugal and soon took a political position opposed to his mother.
Wishing to ensure the county area, make himself a knight and after winning his mother in the batle of S. Mamede, in 1128 took the government.
In 1139, and already after the victory at the battle of Ourique against the moors, proclaimed himself King of Portugal, making the portucalente county independet of the Lion’s Kigdom.
Conquest Lisbon, with the Crusaders North Europe support in 1147. Already in 1179 is recognized by Pope Alexander III the Portugues independence.
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