Border and fantastic animal from Arlanza

Not on view
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Anonymous. Castile
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First quarter of the 13th century

105 x 84 x 3.5 cm

Purchased 1943

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Decoration above the window on the north side. The MNAC has 5 more fragments from the same decoration. There are others at the Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, The Cloisters in New York and another one in a private collection. They come from a room in the former Benedictine abbey of San Pedro de Arlanza (Burgos), located over the chapter house, on the ground floor of the Torre del Tesoro.
Fresco transferred to canvas
Century: 13th
Subject: Animal figure
Subject: Geometric motif
Anònim. Castella - Sanefa i animal fantàstic d'Arlanza - Primer quart del segle XIII
Sanefa i animal fantàstic d'Arlanza