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XLV Saint-Michel de Cuixa Romanesque conferences

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Cuixà Cultural Association, to whom the MEV has an agreement of collaboration, organizes from 8th to 13th July 2013 the 44 edition of the Saint-Michel de Cuixa Romanesque co...

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International conference at the MEV

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Catalan Cathedrals in the European context (10-12 th C.). Stages and sceneries...

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International Museum Day

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Commemoration

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The Museum participates in the events of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vic Literary Circle with the tour "The Museum of the Literary Circle of Vic in the MEV’s c...

Conferences

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Restoration of the work Saint Bartholomew destroying the idol, by Judit Verdaguer, MEV’s curator, and Glòria Flinch and Victòria Homedes, CRBMC’s restorer...

inmev

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inmev is the new communication channel of the Museum to be punctually informed about the MEV latest news. If you want to receive information by e-mail about the activities and exhi...

Art museum sessions

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Animals and beasts at the MEV. For people interested in knowing the meaning of the medieval bestiary. Thursday 17 June at 19.30 pm....

Presentation

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Presentation of the exhibition catalogue The wise princess in the auditorium of the La Seu d’Urgell town hall. By Professor Manuel Castiñeiras and the curator of the M...

Exhibition for young people

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Saturday 22nd May at 12:00 p.m. opening of the exhibition “A flash to the Romanesque art”, with the photos presented by the youths. The act will also include the awards...

International Museum Day

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To celebrate the International Museum Day the MEV has organized the Museums Night, a tour trough the art and the music, free entrance days, the Museum’s Treasure... 15th, 16t...

Competition

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The MEV takes part in the Museums Career, the game of the Internacional Museums Day created by the D.G. de Patrimoni Cultural. The competitor who visits more museums will win the g...

Round-table meeting

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Companies benefiting culture. Tuesday 13th April at 12 p.m. By Pere Vicens, Lluís Bonet, Xavier Bru de Sala and Oriol Guixà. Organized by MEV Circle....

Exhibition

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Last days to visit the exhibition The wise princess. The exhibition allows us to enjoy the whole group of paintings of Saint Catherine, presented together for the first time since ...

Thursdays with elderly people

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Gothic painting in the Museum. This session we continue the cycle this year dedicated to the discovery of Gothic works from the collections of the Museum. Thursday, 4 March at 11 h...

Publications

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Presentation of the Quaderns del Museu Episcopal de Vic III, publication of scientific character that introduces the last research on works in the Museum’s collections. Thurs...

Christmas activities

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Workshop of Christmas adornments. We make fun adornments inspired with the MEV’s medieval forms. Wednesday 23rd December and 8th January from 11 to 13 h. Children from 6 to 1...

On line exhibition

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Already available on line the exhibition web The Wise Princess. The Paintings of Saint Catherine from La Seu d’Urgell. The exhibition offers the opportunity to enjoy the whol...

Mediaeval Market

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Discover the medieval fashions and customs. As they dressed, combed and lived medieval men and women. Saturday 5, Sunday 6 and Monday 7 December open from 10 to 19 h. and Tuesday, ...

Christmas card presentation

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Explanation of the Altarpiece of the Mestre de Glorieta at the expense of Marc Sureda, Conservative of the MEV. Later small concert of the EMVIC students. Organized together with t...

Art museum sessions

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MEV medieval virgins. A tour through the evolution of representations of the images of Roman and Gothic virgins. Thursday, 12 November at 19:30....

Thursdays with elderly people

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Osiris's myth in the MEV. With this session we start this new cycle dedicated to the discovery of myths and legends. We invite you to be the protagonist of an enriching experience....

Quaderns del MEV on-line

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The MEV continues betting for the new technologies. Already available on-line, open access and full text, the first two issues of the Quaderns del Museu Episcopal de Vic....

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International Museum Day

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The activities that the MEV has organized in motive of the International Day of the Museums have been a success of participation, especially the Night of the Museums....

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Saint George

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Accompanied by an educator we’ll meet the dragon of the museum, who will guide through a trip to find dragons, knights and princesses. Sundays 19th and 26th April...

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Masterpieces in high resolution

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Discover the masterpieces from the Museum’s collections in high resolution. Visit to maximum detail the Gothic Altarpiece of Santa Clara, the Passion Altarpiece and the Guime...

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Book of the Dead

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A set of religious spells ordered by chapter designed for use by the deceased as a guide to the Afterlife. Derived from the old Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom and the subsequent ...

Mummy and coffin of Nadegaubastisred's

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Mummy and Anthropomorphic coffin of Amon Nadegaubastisred's singer. The sarcophagus is in two parts: a box where the mummy is placed and the lid that reproduces the idealised ...

Attic amphora with black figures

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The amphora, which was used for carrying and holding liquids, has reddish-black varnish all over the vessel, with the exception of the rectangular spaces where the motif appears, b...

Statuette

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The Museu Episcopal de Vic has a large collection of small full fusion (solid) bronze sculptures that were part of the domestic furnishings of the Roman 'domus' and 'villae'. Some ...

Statuette

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The Museu Episcopal de Vic has a large collection of small full fusion (solid) bronze sculptures that were part of the domestic furnishings of the Roman 'domus' and 'villae'. Some ...

Statuette

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The Museu Episcopal de Vic has a large collection of small full fusion (solid) bronze sculptures that were part of the domestic furnishings of the Roman 'domus' and 'villae'. Some ...

Head of the god Seraphis

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Head of a statue with a socket at the base of the neck in order to set it on the body. It is of the Alexandrine type attributed to the Greek sculptor Briaxis (4th century BC). The ...

Funerary altar

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A moulded altar topped by a triangular pediment. On the top there are rolls at the sides and a circular focus. On the left-hand side there is a 'simpulum', or cup for the ritual li...

Plate from a belt buckle

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Rigid plate from a belt buckle with openwork ornamentation retouched with the burin on the front. The part has been lost that was fixed to the plate by a pin introduced through the...

Caliphal capital

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Composite order capital that presents a tambour with a decorative motif formed by a double crown of eight acanthus leaves in each of the registers and a head to toe arrangement. Ab...

Loom weight

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Perforated loom weight with cardial decoration....

Vessel

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Hemispherical vessel with horizontal tubular handles, decorated with “moustaches”....

Vessel

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Globular vessel (“montboló” type)....

Tool with cutting edge

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Spatula

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Pendants

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Individual burial deposited in a simple grave

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At the beginning of the 1960s six “graves” were found, burials used by the groups of humans who lived in this area during the middle Neolithic. In one of them, found at...

Large flint lamina

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The “large laminas” are particularly significant stone tools. Given their size, which is exceptional in this case, the support of the raw material had to have a certain...

Bone comb

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Within the wide variety of elements made of bone during recent prehistory, particularly outstanding are the so-called “combs”. Generally made of ox bone, they are recta...

Bone comb

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Within the wide variety of elements made of bone during recent prehistory, particularly outstanding are the so-called “combs”. Generally made of ox bone, they are recta...

Socketed axe-head

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

Socketed axe-head

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

End-winged axe-head

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

Short end-winged axe-head

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

Spearhead

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

Chisel

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

Spear ferrule

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

Dagger hilt

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The “Ripoll Hoard” is a group of elements in bronze, some in good condition and others worn down, found by chance in 1901 near Ripoll. The find indicates the scope that...

Funerary stela with armed warriors and wolf

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The stela shows the warlike nature of the Ausetan elites before the Roman conquest. We see here a figured scene framed on either side by three vertical baguette mouldings that sepa...

Earring

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The annular earring and the Celtic-style fibula appendage (MEV 12745) (formed by a circular iron plate with hemispherical coral applications fixed with small iron nails and capped ...

Fibula appendage

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The annular earring (MEV 12744) and the Celtic-style fibula appendage (formed by a circular iron plate with hemispherical coral applications fixed with small iron nails and capped ...

Stela with inscription

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The grammar and the translation of the Iberian language are for the time being an enigma. Iberian script used, in Catalonia, an alphabet of twenty-eight symbols of a mixed nature, ...

'Arula'

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The portable domestic 'arula' (small altar) is anepigraphic and presents in the 'focus' traces of fire, perhaps due to perfumes or incense having been burnt there. It was unearthed...

Plate

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This plate, along with the portable domestic 'arula' (MEV 24398) and a set of pottery, was unearthed inside a dwelling and in a stratigraphic context and has been interpreted as be...

Slab of wall covering with a winged Nike

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Fragment of a slab of wall covering with a female head in profile; the long hair is kept tight to the skull, running around the head, and is gathered in a small bun at the neck lea...

Altar

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The top and the right-hand side of the altar are damaged although part of the cornice on the left-hand side is preserved. The coarse writing uses archaic lettering. The deity to wh...

Fragment of mosaic with the depiction of a female figure

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On the mosaic there is the face of a veiled female figure inside a black square set rhomboidally, which would have been part of a larger composition developing the theme of the fou...

Bowl

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It is part of a grave goods formed by objects of a personal nature and funerary offerings recorded inside a lead sarcophagus with a lid of flat 'tegulae'. The deceased had half a c...

Small jar for ointments

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It is part of a grave goods formed by objects of a personal nature and funerary offerings recorded inside a lead sarcophagus with a lid of flat 'tegulae'. The deceased had half a c...

Pins with gilt heads, 'Acus crinalis'

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They are part of a grave goods formed by objects of a personal nature and funerary offerings recorded inside a lead sarcophagus with a lid of flat 'tegulae'. The deceased had half ...

Milestone

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Milestone with a parallelepiped-shaped base....

Milestone

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Simple milestone with plinth with texts engraved successively. This milestone, along with the other ones found at El Molí de les Canes, is evidence of the existence of the I...

Milepost shaft

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Milepost shaft without a base of the proconsul Manius Sergius. This milestone allows us to date one of the oldest Roman roads in the Iberian Peninsula in the republican period. The...

Milestone

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Whole milestone with plinth of Galerius. This milestone, along with the other ones found at El Molí de les Canes, is evidence of the existence of the Imperial Roman road tha...

Corinthian Asian-style capital

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This type of capital derives from the Corinthian-style ones with S-shaped volutes that are found in Italy from the time of Antoninus. It is well preserved and was emptied out and r...

Pot

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A piece of pottery made on the wheel and fired in a closed kiln with a reducing atmosphere that, by using the smoke given off by the combustion of the wood, acquires the characteri...

Tomb

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The Museu Episcopal de Vic conserves various sculptural elements from the monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres, an important Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century on the...

Tomb of the Tavertet family

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The foundation of the monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres took place due to the initiative of the viscounts of Osona, but it should be added that other noble families from the area...

Foundations of the west doorway of Vic Cathedral

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The old Romanesque Cathedral of Vic was demolished at the end of the 18th century to allow for the present Cathedral to be built. At the end of the Spanish Civil War, in 1941-1942,...

Reliefs from the Cathedral of Vic

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The Romanesque Cathedral of Vic was consecrated in 1038 by Bishop Oliba. It was a building highly representative of early Romanesque architecture, which in the 12th century was enr...

Capital with winged animals facing each other

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This capital has its four sides decorated with winged monsters facing each other and joined at the head, set at the angles in the place that on a classical capital would correspond...

Doorway of the church of Sant Vicenç in Malla

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Next to the reliefs and other sculptural elements from the Romanesque Cathedral of Vic, and in sight of the 11th century bell tower, the only part of it that remains standing, we p...

Mural paintings from the apse of Sant Martí Sescorts

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The mural paintings from the atrium of the church of Sant Vicenç in Cardona, those from Sant Salvador in Polinyà (in the Museu Diocesà de Barcelona) and those ...

Mural paintings from the apse of Sant Sadurní in Osormort

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The presentation of the new museum building has for the first time enabled us to exhibit all the fragments of the mural paintings from the apse of Sant Sadurní in Osormort, ...

Mural paintings from the apse of Sant Martí in El Brull

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Just as in the case of Sant Sadurní in Osormort, the new museographical presentation has for the first time made it possible to exhibit all the fragments of the mural painti...

Altar frontal from Sant Martí in Puigbò

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This altar frontal corresponds to the Romanesque geometric style developed in Catalonia during the first half of the 12th century, of which one of the most important examples is th...

Altar frontal from Sant Andreu in Sagàs

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Despite the fact that since the Episcopal Museum's first catalogue, published in 1893, the provenance of this frontal has been given as somewhere in the municipality of Capolat, in...

Baldachin from Ribes

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Baldachins were originally placed in the church apse, over the altar, leaning slightly and held by two beams in order to be seen from the nave. Their liturgical function was that o...

Altar frontal from La Mare de Déu in El Coll

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From the second half of the 12th century, the cult of the Virgin Mary became very popular all over Catalonia, thanks in large part to the Marian devotion promoted by the Cistercian...

Altar frontal from Santa Margarida in Vila-seca

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This altar frontal was originally in the nunnery church of Santa Margarida in Vila-seca, in the municipality of Sant Martí Sescorts, and was most probably brought to Vic in ...

Altar frontal from Sant Vicenç in Espinelves

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The painter of this altar frontal is the same person who at the end of the twelfth century did the mural paintings in an apsidiole dedicated to Saint Thomas à Becket in the ...

Beam of the baldachin from Sant Martí de Tost

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Crestwork of the baldachin of Sant Martí de Tost

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Altar frontal from Sant Sadurní in Rotgers

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At the end of the 12th century a new stylistic current of Byzantine origin – in the 'maniera greca' – was introduced to Catalonia that was to last until the middle of t...

Altar from Santa Maria in Lluçà

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The Italo-Byzantine current that arrived in Catalonia around the year 1200 was developed in this country until the mid-13th century, and has in the altar from Lluçà t...

Altar frontal from Sant Hilari in Vidrà

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This altar frontal is a more popular version of the Italo-Byzantine art style developed in Catalonia during the first half of the 13th century. As on the altar from Rotgers, the fi...

Mural painting with the scene of the Saint Supper

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This fragment of mural painting with the scene of the Last Supper decorated originally the inferior part of the chapel of Saint Catherine in the Cathedral church of Saint Mary in t...

Altar side panels

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There is a panel dedicated to the Archangel Saint Michael, from the church of Sant Miquel in Soriguerola, near Urtx, in the La Cerdanya plain (conserved in the Museu Nacional d'Art...

The Descent from the Cross from Erill la Vall

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In 1907 the Institut d'Estudis Catalans organised a scientific expedition to the Pyrenees with the aim of studying mediaeval art, particularly in the Boí Valley. Taking part...

Altar frontal from Sant Pere in Ripoll

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Although this altar frontal was recovered in 1889 from the parish church of Sant Pere in Ripoll, it was probably part of the liturgical furniture in the monastery of Ripoll, which ...

Christ Pantocrator from Sant Salvador in La Vedella

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The figure depicts the iconography of Christ in Majesty seated with the book of the law in his left hand at the moment he must have been making the sign of blessing with his right ...

Virgin from Santa Maria in Lluçà

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In Catalonia the veneration of the Virgin spread in a very generalised manner from the second half of the 12th century onwards thanks in large measure to popular devotion and the C...

Virgin from Santa Maria in Matamala

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In order to do this sculpture the maker followed the model of the Holy Image of the Virgin of Montserrat, with which it has numerous parallels. Although it is smaller in size than ...

Virgin from La Rodona in Vic

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This image comes from the old church of Santa Maria of La Rodona, demolished in 1781, which had a circular ground plan and stood in a square opposite the main front of Vic Cathedra...

Christ in Majesty from Sant Boi in Lluçanès

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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 hum...

Cross

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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 hum...

Christ in Majesty from Santa Maria in Lluçà or from Les Planes d'Hostoles

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This Christ in Majesty is one of the first works of art to have been added to the Museu Episcopal de Vic's collection and it was exhibited next to the Romanesque frontals from the ...

Virgin from Santa Maria in El Pla del Penedès

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This large Virgin still corresponds to the traditional Byzantine iconography characteristic of the 12th century, portrayed as the throne of the Child Jesus, in the middle of her la...

Virgin from Santa Maria in Veciana

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Although the Virgin of Veciana still corresponds to the traditional iconographical model of the 12th-century Virgins, it is a carving that already incorporates the new airs of the ...

Christ Pantocrator from Sant Bartomeu in Igualada

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This image shows the figure of Christ Pantocrator seated on a throne, blessing with his right hand and showing with his left hand the book of the law that he has open on his knee. ...

Christ

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Just as the Romanesque iconography of Christ crucified stresses his majestic character, the Gothic iconography emphasises Christ's humanity, focusing on his suffering on the cross....

Authentic of relics

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Copy of the letter that Bishop Oliba sent to Arnau Mir de Tost

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Compartments from an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

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Ferrer Bassa was the painter who introduced the modern Italianate Gothic style created by Giotto to the school of Barcelona, characterised by the smoothness of the shapes and the e...

Predella from the altarpiece in the church of Santa Maria in Rubió

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Known by the name of the Master of Rubió, there is an anonymous Catalan painter heavily influenced by the Italianate Gothic style whose high altarpiece for the church of San...

Central compartment from the altarpiece dedicated to Saints Bartholomew and Bernard of Clairvaux

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It is the central panel from a lost altarpiece, commissioned in June 1394 to Pere Serra, to be set in the convent church of Sant Domènec in Manresa. It corresponds to the pe...

Side compartment from an altarpiece with Jesus before Pilate

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It is the side compartment from a lost altarpiece, that entered the Museum in 1910. It shows the episode of the Passion in which Jesus is brought before Pilate, who is sitting on a...

Central pinnacle from an altarpiece with the Calvary

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The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya conserves the high altarpiece of the Virgin from the royal convent of Santa Maria in Sigena that has lent its name to a master who shows very ...

Predella from an altarpiece with the Virgin and the Child and Saints

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Known by the name of the Master of Estamariu is an anonymous Catalan painter – probably the artist Arnau Pintor – recorded in La Seu d'Urgell between 1357 and 1385, by ...

Compartment from an altarpiece with the Virgin and the Child and angel musicians

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Jaume Cabrera was a Barcelona painter trained almost certainly in the workshop of the brothers Serra, who must have transmitted to him the taste for the Italianate style characteri...

Veronica with the Holy Face of Mary (Reliquary ?)

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Jaume Cabrera was a Barcelona painter trained almost certainly in the workshop of the brothers Serra, who must have transmitted to him the taste for the Italianate style characteri...

Compartments of the pinnacle of an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Vincent

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From the numerous works conserved and documented by this artist from the city of Cardona we have learned that he must have had his workshop in this city under the wing of the canon...

Triptych with the Virgin and Child, Saint Catherine and Saint Eulalia

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The painting of Joan Mates was the most elegant and refined in Catalonia in the first quarter of the 15th century. Established in Barcelona, he received numerous commissions for al...

Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Margaret

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In the 15th century, a city like Vic, with such an important cathedral and episcopal see, must have had several painters' workshops, from where the commissions for the churches in ...

Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours

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In the 15th century, a city like Vic, with such an important cathedral and episcopal see, must have had several painters' workshops, from where the commissions for the churches in ...

Compartment from an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene

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In the 15th century, a city like Vic, with such an important cathedral and episcopal see, must have had several painters' workshops, from where the commissions for the churches in ...

Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours

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This quite unusual name of ‘Master of the Anaemic Figures' was coined by the art historian Chandler Post “due to his bloodless figures, so bereft of tactile values&hell...

Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Anthony and Saint Margaret

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Lluís Borrassà, the second son of the painter Guillem Borrassà, was part of a family of painters from Girona which worked in this country from the mid-14th cen...

Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Francis

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Lluís Borrassà, the second son of the painter Guillem Borrassà, was part of a family of painters from Girona which worked in this country from the mid-14th cen...

Compartments from the predella of an altarpiece with Saint Michael, Saint Sebastian and the Saviour

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Lluís Borrassà, the second son of the painter Guillem Borrassà, was part of a family of painters from Girona which worked in this country from the mid-14th cen...

Compartments from the altarpiece from Sant Andreu in Gurb

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Lluís Borrassà, the second son of the painter Guillem Borrassà, was part of a family of painters from Girona which worked in this country from the mid-14th cen...

Altarpiece from Guimerà

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Ramon de Mur was the chief painter representative of the early International Gothic style in the Tarragona school, and was active during the first three decades of the 15th century...

Compartments from an altarpiece

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The death of Lluís Borrassà in 1425 more or less coincided with the beginning of the artistic activity of Bernat Martorell who, from his workshop in Barcelona, was to...

Altarpiece of Saint Mary Magdalene from Perella

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The death of Lluís Borrassà in 1425 more or less coincided with the beginning of the artistic activity of Bernat Martorell who, from his workshop in Barcelona, was to...

Main compartment of an altarpiece dedicated to the Virgin

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This painter's name comes from this panel showing the Virgin with the Child from Glorieta, admitted to the Museum at the end of the 19th century, when it was founded. It correspond...

Altarpiece from Santa Eulàlia in Pardines

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The workshop of these two painters was established in Barcelona and was active basically during the second quarter of the 15th century, until 1442, approximately the same years tha...

Altarpiece from Verdú

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From 1432 and 1434 there are two documents conserved that refer to donations given for the making of the high altarpiece in the church of Santa Maria in Verdú. The Museum co...

Altarpiece of the Epiphany

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According to the documentary sources it seems that the young Jaume Huguet started out as a painter by the side of his uncle Pere Huguet who worked professionally in the Tarragona w...

Compartments from the back of predella with Melchisedech and Moses

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According to the documentary sources it seems that the young Jaume Huguet started out as a painter by the side of his uncle Pere Huguet who worked professionally in the Tarragona w...

Small altarpiece with the Virgin and Saints

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According to the documentary sources it seems that the young Jaume Huguet started out as a painter by the side of his uncle Pere Huguet who worked professionally in the Tarragona w...

Compartment of an altarpiece with Saint Augustine

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The painter of this panel from L'Astor, showing Saint Augustine reading in his study, is unknown. In the background of the panel, through an open doorway, we see the saint walking ...

Altarpiece dedicated to the Virgin

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In 1481 the painter Francesc Solives, his workshop established in Tarragona, signed the contract to make this altarpiece for the sanctuary of La Mare de Déu in La Bovera. Th...

Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Lawrence

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The Preixana altarpiece is interesting for being one of the few medium-sized altarpieces to have survived in its entirety. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence, who appears standing i...

Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel

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Joan de Rua was a painter from Montblanc, active during the end of 15th century in the area between the bishoprics of Tarragona, Lleida, Vic and Barcelona. His most important prese...

Christ in Majesty from Serrateix

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In Catalonia the depiction of Christ crucified, nailed to the cross with four nails, dressed in a long tunic and without a look of suffering is called the 'Majestat' (Christ in Maj...

Altarpiece of the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ

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In the 1340s a group of sculptors specialising in producing works in alabaster was working in Sant Joan de les Abadesses. Outstanding among their production as a whole is the altar...

Virgin of El Puig de França

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This image of the seated Virgin is, like the altarpiece of the Passion by Bernat Saulet, a reflection of the activity of the sculptors specialised in carving alabaster who worked i...

Saint Martin

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Like the Virgin of El Puig de França, previously commented upon, this image is also from Ogassa, in El Ripollès, where the parish churches of Sant Martí in Oga...

Virgin

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This Virgin is from Vic and is presented next to other alabaster pieces that we have just described and which, like it, were made sometime in the mid-14th century. This leads us to...

Virgin of Boixadors

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This Virgin from Boixadors, in the 'comarca' of Anoia, is one of the most outstanding pieces in the Museum's Gothic sculpture collection and at the same time a magnificent example ...

Virgin

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One of the most notable aspects of the Museu Episcopal de Vic's sculpture collection is the richness of its series of Marian imagery, as beyond the meaning and the interest that ea...

Virgin

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The sculptor Jordi de Déu worked professionally in the second half of the 14th century and the early years of the 15th, becoming one of the principal figures of Catalan Goth...

Saint Mary Magdalene

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Mary Magdalene is traditionally identified as the woman who anointed Jesus' head at Bethany, in the house of Simon the Leper. According to the Gospels, she was also one of the wome...

Virgin

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This image of unknown provenance allows us to mention another characteristic trait of the Gothic images of the Virgin: her clothing, which is shown very clearly here. As is well kn...

Saint John the Baptist

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Ivory objects have always been highly appreciated, both for the quality and the exotic nature of the material and for the delicacy with which they are usually carved. Vic Cathedral...

Monumental cross

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This cross originally stood in El Pla dels Caputxins in Vic. In the 17th century it was moved to the top of Carrer de Sant Francesc and in the 19th century it went to the cemetery,...

Annunciation

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The Annunciation corresponds to the moment when the Archangel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary. The episode is narrated thus in the Gospel according to Saint...

Urn of Saint Lucian and Saint Marcian

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During the 14th century the cult of the holy martyrs Saints Lucian and Marcian received a considerable boost in Vic. This urn contained their relics, which were venerated in the ol...

Saint Peter

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Vic Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Peter, so there are several images of this saint – the prince of Jesus' apostles – from the Cathedral. Saint Peter is usually portrayed as an ol...

Tomb frontal

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In the old Vic Cathedral there were several tombs of bishops, canons, notable families, and so on. Many have been lost completely, like the tomb of Saint Bernat Calbó, made ...

Doors of the high altarpiece of Vic Cathedral

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During the centuries of Gothic (from the 13th to the 15th) the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Vic was enlarged and beautified with numerous works of art placed at the service of worsh...

Saint Hippolytus

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According to tradition, Saint Hippolytus was a Roman soldier converted to Christianity by Saint Lawrence and for that reason he was martyred. He is therefore portrayed dressed as a...

The Archangel Saint Michael

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The arrival of running water in Vic, in the 15th century, was a great step forward for the city and brought with it the construction of canalizations and five public fountains. Out...

Rosette and lintel from the ‘Mare de les Fonts' in Vic

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The arrival of running water in Vic, in the 15th century, was a great step forward for the city and brought with it the construction of canalizations and five public fountains. Out...

Group of the Holy Sepulchre

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The Groups of the Holy Sepulchre depict the burial of Jesus, with the presence of the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, Mary Salome and other figures, all standing...

Predella fragment of an altarpiece with the Christ of Pity

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It is part of the altarpiece of the Holy Trinity from 'la Seu' in Manresa. It shows the Christ of Pity, surrounded by the different attributes of the passion. The entire altarpiece...

Compartments from the high altarpiece of the church of Sant Joan in Fàbregues

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Only three compartments of the altarpiece are conserved, with the depictions of Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist (main compartment), the Baptism of Christ and S...

Compartment of the altarpiece from the monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses with Saint Lucy

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The name of Lucy, related to light and to the eyes, is at the grounds of the popular legend about this saint: Lucy preferred to take her eyes out and to offer them to her suitor be...

Saint Barbara

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Only the main panel of this altarpiece dedicated to Saint Barbara has been conserved, which Joan Gascó was commissioned to paint on November 25th 1516 for the chapel of Sant...

Holy Face

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This is the most emblematic of all Joan Gascó's paintings, where the Joan Gascó most influenced by the Flemish style comes to the fore. To begin with, and as a result...

Saint James

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This is one of the five registers on the predella for the altarpiece of Saint John the Baptist that Joan Gascó was hired to paint on November 11th 1527 for one of the chapel...

compartment of the altarpiece from the church of Sant Andreu de Pruit with the Calvary

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The scene of the Calvary, almost compulsory in an altarpiece, crowned in Pruit an ensemble of panels devoted to saint Andrew contracted by Joan Gascó in 1521. In addition to...

Compartment of the altarpiece from the chapel dedicated to saint Bartholomew at the Hospital of Vic, with Saint Bartholomey destroying the pagan idol

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The scene shows one of the most famous miracles attributed to saint Bartholomew in India: the saint, raising an arm, makes a diabolic spirit come out of the golden idol in which il...

Altarpiece of Saint Vincent

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The story of Saint Vincent the deacon, one of the most ancient and popular martyrs in the whole Peninsula, is resumed in this altarpiece with the scenes of the saint preaching befo...

Bride's Chest

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Following the Catalan tradition, this bride's chest was gilded and, above all, polychromed. It was made by the workshop run by Perot Gascó and the result was one of the most...

Two retable dustguards with Prophets and Sibyls

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These panels, probably complementary elements of a non-identified or lost altarpiece, show the one King David and sibyls Cumea and Helespontida and the other prophet Jeremiah and s...

The Virgin and Saint John

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These two panels, obviously conceived as part of a scenery of the Calvary, come from the chapel of the Holy Christ in the parish church of Santa Coloma in Centelles, where they fla...

'Clavus' of Coptic clothing

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The 'clavus' was one of the adornments of the Coptic tunic that was placed at the bottom or on the shoulders. It could be square, oval or round. This one is oval, edged with a gree...

Fragment of fabric that lined the reliquary of the True Cross of Tost

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This fabric once lined a relics container (MEV 8641) given by Abbot Oliba to Arnau Mir de Tost, lord of Àger, in 1040, as is stated on a parchment (MEV 8641) that was inside...

The lions' cloth from Santa Maria in L'Estany

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Andalusian fabric. It is decorated with horizontal rows of circles with two lions rampant facing each other, with opposing bodies and the heads face to face of brocaded gold, separ...

Altar frontal called the “Witches' Cloth”

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The ‘Witches' Cloth' or ‘Witches Canopy' is an Andalusian fabric which, according to tradition, was used as an altar frontal. It has two alternating decorative bands. T...

Pontifical ornaments of Saint Bernat Calbó, Bishop of Vic (1233-1243)

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Saint Bernat Calbó, Bishop of Vic (1233-1243) was buried in the Cathedral with the pontifical ornaments. Of them there only remains a strip of parament from the alb, in Anda...

Cope of Ramon de Bellera, Bishop of Vic

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The cope of Ramon de Bellera, bishop of Vic from 1352 to 1377, was left to the Cathedral by the bishop on his death. In the 17th century it was taken apart and applied to pieces of...

Chasuble of Miquel de Ricomà, Bishop of Vic

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The chasuble of Miquel de Ricomà, bishop of Vic from 1345 to 1346, is made up of two sidepieces, front and back, and the scapular. The fabrics of the sidepieces are of the t...

Abbatial mitre from Santa Maria in L'Estany

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Outer fabric of twill four lats, warp and weft of ochre silk, originally white. Inner fabric of taffeta decorated by weft float, silk warp, weft of silk and gilded silver. Lining o...

Lectern cloth with Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos

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Fabric with a damask background, five satin base, warp and weft of white silk; made on the draw loom. Braiding fringe of white silk, braids of white silk and gold, both done on the...

Frontal with Jesus and the Evangelists

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Five satin damask; warp and weft of red silk; done on the shaft loom. Braid fringe of green silk and gold; done on the braid loom. Fabric and fringe almost certainly made in Valenc...

Frontal of the Epiphany

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Background fabric of single corps dark-blue cut velvet; blue silk main-warp and one pile warp, blue silk weft; made on the velvet shaft loom. Braid fringe of red and gold silk, don...

Frontal of the 'Pietà'

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Background fabric of single corps cut black velvet, black silk main-warp and pile warp, black silk weft; made on the velvet shaft loom. Braid fringe of black silk and gold, done on...

Frontal of the Annunciation

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Fabric with a damask; four satin base; warp and weft of red silk; made on the draw loom. Braid fringe of purple, yellow, orange and green silk, done on the braid loom. Fabric and f...

Cope of Saint Michael the Archangel

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Emerald-green cut velvet, single corps fabric, bottom twill of three; green silk main-warp and pile warp, green silk weft. Done on the velvet shaft loom; made in Valencia. Decorate...

Set of liturgical vestments of Canon Bernat Despujol

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Set of liturgical vestments of Canon Bernat Despujol: chasuble, dalmatics, stoles, maniples and overcollars of dalmatics. The set is a suit of liturgical vestments set aside for th...

Cope of Joan de Terès, Archbishop of Tarragona

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Two corps cut velvet brocaded, fushing warp weave of three with supplementary weft of gold forming loops in the pattern; yellow silk main-warp and pile warp, wefts of linen, yellow...

Set of liturgical vestments

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Fabric of red single corps cut velvet; silk main-warp and pile warp, silk wefts; made on the velvet draw loom. Braiding of silk and gold, cordwork and tassels of braiding made on b...

Set of liturgical vestments

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Fabric with background in taffeta decorated with fushing warp weave five and design of polychrome patterned wefts tied by twill of three; polychrome silk warps and wefts; done on t...

Tapestry of Heracles fighting the Hydra of Lerna

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High-warp tapestry technique. Taffeta made of multiple and discontinuous wefts. Linen warp and multiple polychrome woollen wefts. The decorative pattern was painted on a cartoon, w...

Fruit bowl

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Fruit bowl with a squat hemispherical container opening out towards the rim, on a trumpet-shaped foot with pinched trails and with a folded base. The object stands on the base gadr...

Oil lamp

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Oil lamp with conical body and thick wide rim. The surface of the container is decorated with enamelling depicting lily of the valley stalks and Christ's monogram, “IHS&rdquo...

Dessert stand

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Plate standing on a blown stem with masks and with an annular projection and trumpet-shaped stand. The top of the raised and strengthened edge is decorated in the centre with 'latt...

Pair of jugs

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Jugs with a squat spherical body decorated with spiralling 'latticino' threads, with a cylindrical extension, widening to form the rim and with two large handles with pinched crest...

Bottle

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Pinecone-shaped bottle on a stem with a solid knot and a slightly trumpet-shaped base with a strengthened edge. The use of the pinecone shape was a characteristic feature of Catala...

'Almorratxa' (sprinkler)

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Almorratxa with a squat spherical container decorated with spiralling 'latticino' threads, four slender spouts and one thick one, crests and twists of threads applied, ending at th...

'Càntir' (spouted drinking jug)

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'Càntir' with bulbous container and perimeter of the base with application of crimped thread, a long narrow spout and a cylindrical wide spout with almond-shaped lip. The ha...

Flask

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Prismatic flask with chamfered corners, with enamelled decoration featuring a female figure surrounded by floral motifs and spirals. This type of object was made principally in Boh...

Bottle or decanter

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Bottle with a trumpet-shaped neck, widening to a cylindrical body, with a spherical knob for a stopper. Decoration cut in vertical facets, forming different models and with gilt de...

Jug

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Jug with a squat spherical body and a high trumpet-shaped neck with two handles with pinched threads and crests. The Andalusian jugs of the 17th and 18th centuries present quite or...

Dish

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A serving dish with a flat bottom and a raised edge, with a chain of blue thread and waves moulded in the shape of a flower. The plate stands on a trumpet-shaped base with a reinfo...

Bookbinding

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An exceptional Romanesque binding, which only conserves one wooden cover bound in goffered leather. The leather has been decorated by stamping it with hot irons of different shapes...

Wall covering

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'Guadamassil' wall covering, in the form of a vertical border, with the depiction of a column with a Corinthian capital, fluted shaft and the base flanked by a double decorative bo...

Wall covering

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Fragment of 'guadamassil' wall covering in the form of a horizontal border that could correspond to the top of a piece of wall covering. There is a small selvedge conserved at the ...

Cushion

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Cushion for liturgical purposes, made of 'guadamassil'. The leather, after being silvered and gilded with yellow varnish, has been tooled with different-shaped irons, which fill th...

Altar frontal with Saint Felix

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Altar frontal with the figure of Saint Felix in the middle, dressed as a bishop, with a palm leaf in his right hand and a millstone. This latter iconographical feature identifies h...

Altar frontal with the Archangel Saint Michael

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'Guadamassil' altar frontal made up of different pieces of leather silvered, gilded with yellow varnish, tooled and polychromed, forming a main body, with a middle piece and two in...

Trunk

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Leather-bound trunk, with the box rectangular in shape and the convex lid that opens on an inclined plane, made of assembled wood, covered entirely in leather and nailed with brass...

Altar frontal with Christ on the cross

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Moulded 'guadamassil' altar frontal with the representation, inside a central rectangle, of the figure of Christ on the cross, flanked by two cypresses, and with the city of Jerusa...

Reliquary of the True Cross

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Relics container from Sant Pere in Casserres

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Fig-shaped Cordoban caliphal receptacle, of moulded glass, from the second half of the 10th century. This object is one of the most significant with regard to the Hispanic March's ...

Relics container from Sant Pere in Mogrony

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Like other examples in the Museu Episcopal de Vic, the Hispano-Andalusian glass pieces reused in Catalonia as relics containers are an authentic archaeological treasure, as they ar...

Relics container from Santa Eugènia in Berga

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This piece is just as important and poses the same questions as the glass relics container from Casserres, MEV 2286. In this case, the fig-shaped receptacle that acted as the conta...

Relics container from Sant Julià de Vilatorta

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This is a cylindrical box formed of two pieces of wood turned on the lathe. These pieces fit together by way of a tronco-conical reduction in the bottom part, in which the lid fits...

Cover of the cavity in the altar of Sant Julià de Vilatorta

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This batten covered the altar cavity where the relics of the altar of Sant Julià de Vilatorta were kept. In this, the inscriptions (on strips of parchment) identify the reli...

Relics container from Sant Pere in El Grau

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It comes from a chapel, greatly restored, with no known consecration ceremonies. It almost certainly must have experienced periods of ruin, given that the wear and tear in the insc...

Casket

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Casket formed by a parallelepiped-shaped box and closed with a flat-topped four-way sloping lid. The outside is covered with thin pieces of ivory set on a sheet of gold over a thin...

Eucharistic casket

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Small casket formed by a parallelepiped-shaped box with a tronco-pyramidal lid with a small flat top, completely covered on the outside with sheets of brass over cloth that separat...

Ciborium casket from Tavertet

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It is made up of a receptacle, box or casket formed by a parallelepiped-shaped box with a four-way sloping lid, resting on a foot and a stand made from a single piece of turned box...

Casket

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Casket with a parallelepiped-shaped box and a two-way sloping lid. The front of the lid is decorated with the Crucifixion scene; on a yellow background decorated with red stars Chr...

Casket

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Casket formed by a parallelepiped-shaped box with a two-way sloping lid. The decoration, which covers the box and the lid, is formed by the repetition of three scenes: in the first...

Casket

/en/colleccions/mobiliari/casket-mev-2833

Casket made with a parallelepiped-shaped box and a flat lid, completely covered with sheets of horn. They contrast with the black dominating the two serrated ivory mouldings set at...

Casket

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Casket with a parallelepiped-shaped box with lid of a composite and moulded outline. The decoration of the piece is centred on the thirteen panels of carved ivory set on the four s...

Tabernacle casket

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Casket formed by parallelepiped-shaped box with base slightly sloping and moulded and closed by a flat lid with the edge ending in the shape of an inverse talon. The outside of the...

Trunk

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Trunk made up of a parallelepiped-shaped box with a convex lid. Carved on the lid are two registers (located on the front and back) of eight shields set inside sexfoil figures. Bet...

Chest

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This item of furniture is a paradigmatic example, given that it presents the main features of the chests made in Catalonia during the 15th century. It is formed by a parallelepiped...

Chest

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This chest is a perfect example of the evolution of this type of furniture (which appeared in the 15th century) during the 16th century. The structure and the way it is built do no...

Chest

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This 18th-century chest is an exceptional piece, as it is signed and dated. Occupying the central panel and the uprights flanking it, we see the inscription: “17/Ratamafetas/...

Chest

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This chest is an example of the structure and one of the decorative patterns, based on carving and inlay, of this type of furniture during the 18th century. The box stands on four ...

Censer from Lledó

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A liturgical object designed for burning the incense in churches and spreading, at the same time, its perfume during the celebrations of the services of the holy liturgy in accorda...

Censer

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At the start of the Romanesque period the ecclesiastic tradition of burning incense in liturgical services gained in importance and highly elaborate censers were made accompanied b...

Censer

/en/colleccions/orfebreria-i-metall/censer-mev-10766

At the start of the Romanesque period the ecclesiastic tradition of burning incense in liturgical services gained in importance and highly elaborate censers were made accompanied b...

Censer

/en/colleccions/orfebreria-i-metall/censer-mev-4673-5245

At the start of the Romanesque period the ecclesiastic tradition of burning incense in liturgical services gained in importance and highly elaborate censers were made accompanied b...

Censer

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At the start of the Romanesque period the ecclesiastic tradition of burning incense in liturgical services gained in importance and highly elaborate censers were made accompanied b...

Censer

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At the start of the Romanesque period the ecclesiastic tradition of burning incense in liturgical services gained in importance and highly elaborate censers were made accompanied b...

Crosier

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The pastoral crosier, the sign of the ecclesiastical authority of bishops, abbots and abbesses, was introduced as a liturgical object in about the 5th century but it was not until ...

Plate from an evangeliaria cover with a crucifix

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Sumptuary covers for the adornment of the texts of the Holy Scriptures were very common from the earliest years of mediaeval European art. In about the last quarter of the 12th cen...

Processional cross pattée

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The processional crosses from the monastery of Sant Joan de les Abadesses, the Brotherhoods of the Treasury of Girona Cathedral and the collegiate church of Santa Maria in Vilabert...

Saint Lawrence casket

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Within Catalan Gothic precious metalwork the shape and the proportions of the Saint Lawrence reliquary casket correspond to a type of composition that, on a different scale, was al...

Evangeliaria covers with Jesus between Saint Peter and Saint Paul and the Calvary

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In the Gothic period all the treasuries of the Catalan cathedrals had two, three, or more evangeliarias with historiated silver covers where white and gilt silver alternated, and t...

Processional cross

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Great processional cross, of unknown provenance, made by a workshop in Barcelona as is indicated by the identifying stamp, +BA in a rectangle, that appears repeatedly on the front ...

Processional cross

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Minor processional cross, not stamped and of unknown provenance, perhaps made in a Barcelona workshop, or in another directly influenced by its guidelines. On the whole it has a cl...

Virgin

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In the chronological period between 1600 and 1700 the art of gold and silverwork, immersed in the wave of expression, irrational, naturalistic, sumptuous and full of movement, typi...

Holy Martyrs casket

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Of the holy martyrs casket, only the silver plates are now conserved that, acting as a cover, were adapted to the tomb-shaped wooden casket where the relics were kept, always close...

Bell

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A bell with a conical body, oval in section, made of sheets of iron beaten and welded, and topped by a semicircular handle and a hook. Four vertical ribs mark the points where the ...

Altar candlestick

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Candlestick in the Greco-Roman style that remained in use during the entire early mediaeval period, as Catalan Romanesque art makes clear, and survived until the early years of the...

Door with ironwork decoration

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Door leaf reinforced with ironwork decoration, which has the design habitual on Catalan Romanesque doors, consisting in a series of rods arranged horizontally that open into pairs ...

Brazier

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Parallelepiped-shaped brazier, standing on four legs, each with a hole at the top, from where a circular ring hangs. The sides are formed by two parallel cross pieces on each side,...

Host mould

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A host mould made up of a rectangular plate that contains two shapes the same size engraved in negative, inside which are the monograms “DHS” and “IHS”, sur...

Wafer maker

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Wafer maker that follows the compositional schemes habitual in the pieces from the mediaeval period: one of the sides has a circular scene in the middle, made up of a large fleuron...

Altar candlestick

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Candlestick made up of a tripod on which a plate stands, in the shape of an open flower, from the middle of which rises a cylindrical shaft with a rhombus-shaped knot halfway up, a...

Altar candlestick

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This is a variation on the MEV 542, made with the same type of shaft and arms, but with a rectangular plate with vertical sides cut out in the shape of stepped crenellations, which...

Altar candlestick

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Altar candlestick comprising three arched legs made of iron bands, above which rises an eight-sided shaft, crowned by a disc-shaped knot, above which a fleur-de-lis opens, with cur...

Pair of standing candlesticks

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Large floral candlesticks that stand on three curved legs, above which rises a shaft decorated with bi-conical knots and crowned by a large fleur-de-lis with curved petals and stam...

Chandelier

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Chandelier made up of a horizontal support, made of two circles of different diameters joined by two bands crossing at right angles, which hangs suspended by four chains. It has se...

Host mould

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The host moulds of the 15th century show certain changes with respect to those of the previous century. Apart from the fact that the difference in the diameter between the forms me...

Boundary cross

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Boundary cross with the representation of the Calvary accompanied by the attributes of the Passion. The composition is delimited by a rhomboidal figure made from a twisted rod, dec...

Plate showing Samson breaking the lion's jaw

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This piece is part of the mass-production of German late-Gothic 'dinanderies', now attributed primarily to Nuremberg. This piece has three borders struck and engraved surrounding S...

Plate depicting the Annunciation with the mystic hunt of the unicorn

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This is another of the thousands of the German 'dinanderies' (Nuremberg) conserved in Western Europe, which points to mass-production, beginning in about 1500. This piece comes fro...

Plate depicting the Lamb of God

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Another of the pieces with an abundant repertoire in the German plates of the 16th century that can be attributed to Nuremberg. It portrays, in the central medallion, the Lamb of G...

Plate of Moorish influence

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Chronologically speaking, blue pottery appears in Catalonia after the green and purple mediaeval wares. Blue was a novelty when the enamelled pottery technique was already well mas...

Bowl

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Manises was, throughout the mediaeval centuries, the main centre of production and influence. The concept of sets of crockery did not exist and all the pieces were sold separately....

Ceiling tile

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During the 14th and 15th centuries tiles of many different types were made in Catalonia, among them tiles in relief that we may consider as being for the open air, or to be part of...

Ceiling tile

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This is a 'socarrat' featuring the figure of an angel. These tiles, produced in Paterna in the Middle Ages, were set between the beams of the ceilings in seigniorial houses, like c...

Floor tiles

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A group of five enamelled ceramic tiles decorated in blue, from the mid-15th century in pure Gothic style. A square tile, set like a rhombus, is surrounded by four six-sided tiles ...

Ceiling tile

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Decorative panel, for covering the ceiling. As well as the 'socarrats', other enamelled tiles were made. This characteristic may indicate that they were meant for places where ther...

Baptismal font

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Baptismal font from the parish church of Igualada. It is a magnificent piece in the middle of which is the city's coat of arms and the date, 1598. It is therefore one of the cases ...

Plate from the 'fulla partida' series

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Polychrome pottery adopted the full range of colours coming from Italy and became part of the needs of wealthy, cultured society in the 17th century. From that moment onwards the d...

Plate

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Large plate with lustre and gadroons. Lustre is the most complex, difficult technique and yet the most splendid. Three firings and great mastery of the kiln are needed in order to ...

Altar frontal of the Virgin of the Rosary

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In the section of Baroque decoration, panels of tiles on a religious theme are especially important. One or several main themes are combined with other mass-produced tiles, called ...

Baptismal font

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This piece has been considered a baptismal font, a possibility that cannot be confirmed but which seems reasonable due to its formal resemblance to other pieces from Talavera, Arag...

Plate from the 'la corbata' series

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A blue plate from the 'la corbata' series, with a lady in the centre holding a bottle in one hand and a glass in the other. Her dress indicates to us that she is a lady from a very...

Trades tiles from the 'la margarida' and 'el lliri' series with animals

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‘Trades' tiles are one of the decorative products most used in the pottery of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. On the tiles on a single theme animals constitute an easy ins...

Trades tiles from the 'la palmeta' series with musicians

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From the 16th century onwards Catalan tile-making entered a very rich and important creative period, polychromy, of which the so-called trades tiles are paradigmatic examples. The ...

Baptismal font

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This is an example of a baptismal font of the kind used in churches to place inside the stone fonts. Generally, this is why the outside is undecorated, as it was not meant to be se...

Panel with Saint Teresa

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The tiles of the 17th and 18th centuries took a route different to that of the plates and the shaped pieces. Thus, in the tiles, the series in blue only are almost non-existent and...

Plate from the 'faixes i cintes' series

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Plate from the 'faixes i cintes' series, thus called because of the ribbons that seem to be wrapped around plants around the brim. On the plates and other pieces in this series, th...

Plate from the 'Banyoles' series

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This is the last series of polychrome plates made in the 18th century, up to the beginning of the 19th. They are pieces with a very simple design, made in a very similar way to the...

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In the mid-3rd century BC the drachmas of 'Emporion' adopted a new iconography. Engraved on the obverse was a female head surrounded by three dolphins and on the reverse a Pegasus ...

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Throughout the 2nd century BC and during the first half of the 1st century BC, the Iberian peoples minted silver and bronze coinage. In the northeast of 'Citerior' the presence of ...

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The Roman republic controlled the minting of its coinage by way of monetary magistrates, who were chosen every year by popular vote. From the mid-2nd century BC onwards the promine...

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Augustus promoted a wide-ranging programme of State reorganisation, which also affected the coinage system. This emperor minted in gold, silver, orichalcum and copper, establishing...

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The Visigoths adopted the Roman monetary system based on a gold unit, the solidus and its third part, the tremissis or triens. The earliest coins faithfully imitated the iconograph...

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The Byzantine Empire with its capital at Constantinople, the former Byzantium, had a long history that began in 395 AD, with the division of the Roman Empire between the sons of Th...

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After the 10th century the counts of Barcelona granted the bishops of Osona the right to mint money and to a third of the profits. These mintages adopted designs of a religious nat...

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The minting of the episcopal issues of Vic spanned a long period of time, which according to Balaguer began in the second half of the 10th century. The inscriptions AVSONA and EPIS...

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The early years of the reign of James I were marked by financial difficulties. In order to sort out the situation and pay off the accumulated debts, the young king decided to refor...

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The economic and commercial expansion experienced by the Crown of Aragon during the 13th century originated the need to have high-value coinage, similar to those created by the rep...

Enamelled ornament, with two sirens

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It is an enamel of evident interest, despite its poor state of preservation and the fact that it is a fragmentary component, which makes it difficult to classify it correctly. It i...

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James I left the Kingdom of Majorca to his second son, James, and it conserved its autonomy until it was reincorporated in the Crown of Aragon in the reign of Peter III the Ceremon...

Pendant

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Late mediaeval enamelled pendants were the subject of an active antiques dealers' trade in the middle of the 20th century, which has made it difficult to state their places of orig...

Pendant

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The donation of this object a century ago, by a private individual (Carles Pesosin), might suggest a local find, something that coincides with the style, very characteristic and wi...

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In Sicily Ferdinand II the Catholic minted a large number of issues, as well as introducing new monetary values, like the tarin. The obverse of the first issues, to which this piec...

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During the Reapers' War (1640-1652) many significant changes took place in Catalan coinage, which reflected the way the war was going. Coins were minted successively in the names o...

'Pellofes'

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'Pellofes' were probably used in the ecclesiastical communities of Vic from the 14th century onwards. Several churches made these brass pieces and they cannot always be attributed ...

Restitution medal of Martin V

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Papal medals have their origins in the production begun in the 15th century by Paul II. At the end of the 16th century medals called “restitution” began to be struck. T...

Restitution medal of Alexander VI

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Rodrigo Borja (Borgia), born in Xàtiva, was a controversial Pope whose life was littered with scandals. The dark legend that surrounds his family has often overshadowed his ...

Jubilee medal of Innocent X

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The medals of holy or jubilee years are struck to commemorate the solemn festival of the jubilee, when plenary indulgence is granted to pilgrims, and they become a souvenir of havi...

Jubilee medal of Leo XIII

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In medals it is habitual to resort to symbolic and allegorical figures, as it is to use Latin in the abbreviated formulae of the legends. This fact allows us to talk of medal makin...

Annual medal of Pius X

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The annual medals show the most important events that have taken place in the papacy over the year: celebrations, holidays, openings of public buildings… On this medal the o...

Commemorative medal of Jaume Collell

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The medal came late to the Iberian Peninsula and in Catalonia evolved with its own characteristics, falling within neoclassical tendencies. As the medal freed itself from the offic...

The mev architectonic project of the architects Federico Correa and Alfonso Milà. Original drawings by Federico Correa.

The exhibition shows the outlines and the original drawings of Federico Correa, which allow us to know the creative method of work used by architects for developing the new archite...

Paris notre-dame heads. The splendour of the european gothic sculpture

In 1793, during the episodes of the French Revolution, part of the original sculptural decoration of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was systematically pulled out and destroyed. The ...

Interiors of 1900. Photographs by Adolf Mas

This exhibition presents a selection of Catalan Modernista (Art Nouveau) interiors, photographed by Adolf Mas, which give a novel view of spaces designed by the principal architect...

Memories of glass. Great mediaeval stained-glass windows of France

The exhibition is the result of the collaboration between the Episcopal Museum of Vic and the Musée des Monuments Français in Paris, which conserves among its collections a series ...

Joan Vila-Grau. Vitralls de la sagrada família: una poètica vitrallista

Within the framework of the exhibition “Memories of Glass. Great Mediaeval Stained-glass Windows of France” (Vic, 1 April 2006 – 1 October 2006), in which we can observe the reprod...

Gilabertus. A decisive journey through the discovery of the romanesque

The exhibition proposes to the visitors to penetrate through the journey that members of the Institute of Catalan Studies carried out a hundred years ago in the Pyrenees. A decisiv...

Gilabertus. A decisive journey through the discovery of the romanesque

The exhibition proposes to the visitors to penetrate through the journey that members of the Institute of Catalan Studies carried out a hundred years ago in the Pyrenees. A decisiv...

The painted heaven. The altar canopy from Tost

The altar canopy from Sant Martí de Tost (Alt Urgell) is an exceptional work of Catalan Romanesque art, parts of which are conserved in two different museums. While the Museu Episc...

The painted heaven. The altar canopy from Tost

The altar canopy from Sant Martí de Tost (Alt Urgell) is an exceptional work of Catalan Romanesque art, parts of which are conserved in two different museums. While the Museu Episc...

Temps de Sometents

Within the bicentenary of the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars in Spain, the exhibition Temps de Sometents aims to remember a painful but significant episode of the historic memory...

The wise Princess. The paintings of Saint Catherine from la Seu d’Urgell

The paintings of Saint Catherine are a late but extraordinary example of Catalan Romanesque painting. Conceived as the mural decoration of one of the chapels in the cathedral of La...

The wise princess. The paintings of Saint Catherine from la Seu d’Urgell

The paintings of Saint Catherine are a late but extraordinary example of Catalan Romanesque painting. Conceived as the mural decoration of one of the chapels in the cathedral of La...

Facies fidei. Artistic expressions of Christian faith in medieval Catalonia

Moltes Obres d'Art Van medievals elaborats Ser, en funcions d'acordar amb la litúrgia cristiana i la teologia, és a dir, per a su Ús com 1 eines o el Tel&oacut...

Painting a thousand years ago. The Romanesque colours

Who were the artists of a thousand years ago, and what colours did they use? We can answer these questions by combining several lines of study: the new laboratory techniques, the m...

Travel in the Middle Ages

Was the Middle Ages a sedentary era? What were journeys like in the Middle Ages? Where did people travel? Who were they? What were their reasons? The exhibition "Travel in the...

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The hidden treasure: the cross of Sant Joan de les Abadesses

What treasure was hidden in the Cross of Sant Joan de les Abadesses? One of the treasures of the Cross of Sant Joan has always been in plain sight, namely its precious materials: ...

Oliba episcopus

OLIBA EPISCOPUS Millennium of Oliba, Bishop of Vic Temporary exhibition at the Museu Episcopal de Vic 27 October 2018 - 10 February 2019     Oliba of Cerdanya (971-...

The luxury of Romanesque ivories

THE LUXURY OF ROMANESQUE IVORIES Ivories of the Musée de Cluny at the MEV Temporary exhibition at the Museu Episcopal de Vic March the 22th - July the 7th 2019   I...