Half-century-old statue accidentally toppled by workers in Ourique

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Incident with construction vehicle caused structural damage to the monument.

A bronze statue of D.Dinis, almost half a century old, was accidentally knocked down by workers from a construction company in Ourique.

The incident happened this Monday morning and caused structural damage, potentially irreversible, to the work of sculptor Lagoa Henriques.

After the pedestal fell, the statue “was carefully packed and transported to the Municipal Yard where it will remain until it is subject to a conservation-restoration intervention.

The information was provided by the local authority, which is responsible for the work in the center of the town, awarded to a construction company. One of the workers was driving the car that crashed into the sculpture, considered one of the most important in Lagoa Henriques’ career.

Half-century-old statue accidentally toppled by workers in Ourique

The Municipality of Ourique guarantees that the “intervention will be carried out as soon as possible so that one of the symbols of our municipality returns to its original location with the dignity it deserves. It is not revealed who will assume the expenses of the restoration.

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