\\ Text Maria Cruz
\\ Photography

Sculpture by Maria João Bahia, in Mafra

Mafra has welcomed, in the Mafra Palace and Convent, a sculpture, created by sculptor Maria João Bahia, internationally known for her beautiful works in jewellery. The piece alludes to the tri-centenary of the Royal Convent, while referring to the moment when the first stone of the building was laid. The sculpture has been placed in the garden of the north top of the Basilica. The sculptor has based her work on a reinterpretation of the rosette-shaped carillons, in order to merge the past, the present and the future. The work is 1.5 metres high, circular in shape and made in Cor-Ten steel. In this way, Mafra has been blessed with yet another attribute to be make it worthy of being visited.