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Vasco da Gama

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Vasco da Gama

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A half-length portrait to right of the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, with the sitter wearing a breastplate, red-lined fur coat, gold-laced and slashed. He has a blue and gold turban, and around his neck the cross of Commander of the Portuguese Military Order of Christ. This order was awarded to Vasco da Gama by King Emmanuel I as a sign of promotion, in 1507, following his second return from India.
Artist: Antonio Manuel da Fonseca
Date: 1838
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