The sculpture is named "Guanabara Mitológica" and was sculpted by Remo Bernucci. A plaque by the statue reads:
Rio (Mythological Guanabara)
by Remo Bernucci
The Skin - the waves of the sea;
The curved waist - the beaches;
The breast - the mountains;
The hair - the forest;
The silhouette - the gracefulness of the carioca woman;
And at the feet of the statue the ibis.
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