Tavèrnoles baldachin

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Location: 
Room 6
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Anonymous. Catalonia. La Seu d'Urgell 1200 workshop
Social tags: 
  • Canopy
  • Book
  • EGO SUM VIA VERITAS ET VITA
  • I am the truth and the life
  • Christ in Majesty
Description:

The almost complete preservation of this work allows noticing the original structure of a panel-baldachin. The painted panel is decorated with a reproduction of Majestic Christ inside a mandorla, which is supported by four angels evoking the Ascension. The baldachin was found in Tavèrnoles (Osona, Catalonia) in the beginning of the 20th century, half hidden behind a Gothic altarpiece. Although it was found in vertical position, is seems that panel-canopies were originally lying horizontally, as a ceiling for the altarpiece.

Painting

Mid-13th century

170 x 216 x 33.5 cm

Purchased 1906

Inventory number: 

024060-000

From the Benedictine monastery of Sant Serni de Tavèrnoles (Les Valls de Valira, Alt Urgell).
Tempera, stucco reliefs and remains of varnished metal plate on cloth-covered wood
Century: 13th
Subject: Religion
Anònim. Catalunya. Taller de la Seu d'Urgell del 1200 - Baldaquí de Tavèrnoles - Mitjan segle XIII
Baldaquí de Tavèrnoles