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Palau Robert



The first enlargement of the MARIA Icon, carved from Carrara marble, 32 inches high, is the only one so far of this size.

This enlargement was to experiment with the carving process and be available for another destination. It was presented at the gardens of Palau Robert in Barcelona to stay there until not requested for an exhibition. This happened at the Tortosa Cathedral. Afterward, the statue was exposed permanently at the Tortosa Diocesan Museum.

This was also the occasion to present, with the sponsorship of the Company Airtel (Vodafone), the new album Makama Nye by Dunia Hedreville who had recently sung at the opening of the MARIA Exhibition at Pia Almoina. The songs on the album are a hymn to the Woman and Africa accompanied by poems by Carles Duarte.