Dormition of the Virgin

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Location: 
Room 28
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Damià Forment
Valencia, circa 1475 - Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 1540
Valencia, circa 1475 – Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 1540
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The theme of the Dormition represents Mary’s transit from her mortal state to a state of glory, surrounded by apostles concerned about the situation. The style, the materials and and the documentary data all point to the Valencian Damià Forment, one of the finest sculptors of the Kingdom of Aragon in the 16th century. The dating of the group ranges from 1535, when Enric de Borgonya, one of Forment’s habitual assistants, was working there, and 1537, when the Forment left Catalonia. The piece is from the old church of Sant Miquel in Barcelona.

Sculpture

1534-1537

Long-term loan from the Barcelona City Council to the Museu Provincial d'Antiguitats de Barcelona, before 1879

Inventory number: 

009845-CJT

Group of the Dormition of the Virgin, of which the 12 pieces can be found at the MNAC. From the former church of Sant Miquel in Barcelona.
Carved alabaster
Century: 16th
Subject: Religion
Damià Forment - Dormició de la Mare de Déu - 1534-1537
Dormició de la Mare de Déu