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Coach of the Coronation of Lisbon Coach of the Coronation of Lisbon

Unknown author

National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

Triumphal car, part of a set of five thematic coaches and ten accompaniment coaches included in the Embassy procession to Pope Clemente XI, sent to Rome by King João V in 1716.

Roman style open body upholstered in red silk adorned with gilt woodwork sculptures in baroque style.

The interior in red silk with floral motifs in gold thread.

The front set of wheels display a spirit which appears to be driving the acr, and by is side, the symbolic i,ages of Heroism and Immortality.

On the drophead of the rear wheel set, is the image of Lisbon crowned by Fame and Abundance holding an elegant assortment of flowers and fruits.

At Lisbon's feet, the winget dragon, symbol of the Royal House, breaks the crescent of the Muslim, before two men Symbolizing Africa and Asia.

Details

  • Title: Coach of the Coronation of Lisbon Coach of the Coronation of Lisbon
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century, 1st half
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Rome, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 325 cm x 246 cm x 728 cm
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu
  • Rights: DGPC/MNC - Pedro Beltrão e Nuno Augusto
  • Medium: Wood, leather, bronze, iron, silk brocade, silk velvet,thread and gold galloon, silver thread, rye straw

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