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