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Cross
Room 4



Romanesque

Anonymous

Cross

Vic workshops
Second-third quarter of the 12th century
Polychrome poplar wood
178 x 140 x 3.5 cm
Provenance unknown
MEV 1609

The iconography of Christ in Majesty most probably comes from the text of Revelations that describes the vision of Jesus triumphant, dressed in the tunic, come to Earth to save humankind. He is on the cross, where the figures of the Virgin and Saint John are usually depicted, with the symbols of the Evangelists at the ends. This iconographical representation was very popular in Roussillon and the rest of Catalonia; in fact, according to 'Mossèn' Gudiol it is on record that a Christ in Majesty was venerated in Vic Cathedral until the 18th century. This cross is of unknown provenance and in the museum it is exhibited along with the figure of Christ (MEV 9723) with the aim of helping visitors to understand this iconographical representation. At the top on the front we see the sun and moon, and there are traces of the figures of the Virgin and Saint John at the ends. On the back we see the figure of the Lamb of God in the middle and the symbols of the eagle of Saint John, the lion of Saint Mark and the ox of Saint Luke. The original cross of the Christ in Majesty from Sant Boi in Lluçanès is conserved in a very fragmented condition, and is currently exhibited in the Museum's study galleries.


Room 4
Floor 0
4 Romanesque Art
5-6-7-8 Gothic Art