Signed 16th-century Spanish conquistador and explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa Bronze

$349.00
SKU: STE-3530

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 16 x Width6
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 6
Height without base: 14
Weight : 12 LBS
Inventory 85STE35307258
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

The 16th-century Spanish conquistador and explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475-1519) helped establish the first stable settlement on the South American continent at Darién, on the coast of the Isthmus of Panama. In 1513, while leading an expedition in search of gold, he sighted the Pacific Ocean. Balboa claimed the ocean and all of its shores for Spain, opening the way for later Spanish exploration and conquest along the western coast of South America. Balboa’s achievement and ambition posed a threat to Pedro Arias Dávila, the Spanish governor of Darién, who falsely accused him of treason and had him executed in early 1519. The handmade bronze sculpture was cast using the archaic method of lost-wax casting and stained with a brown patina finish for perpetuation. He is mounted upon a black marble base with the artist C.Cortez signature.