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Alfonso X

Overview 

Alfonso X, the "Wise" (1221-1284) King of León and Castile. Author of the Royal Code, a compilation of local legislation for general use. Originator of The Seven Parts, the code used as a basis for Spanish jurisprudence.

Gaetano Cecere
Artist

Marble, 28" dia.
1950
House Chamber
U.S. Capitol

Alfonso X marble relief statues

The 23 marble relief portraits over the gallery doors of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol depict historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law. They were installed when the chamber was remodeled in 1949-1950.

Last Updated: February 05, 2016