Doors of the altarpiece of Saint Eligius

Portes del retaule de sant Eloi, Pere Nuñes
 

Doors of the altarpiece of Saint Eligius

 

Doors of the altarpiece of Saint Eligius

Episodes in the life of Saint Eligius, the patrón of metalsmiths and moneyers already mentioned, were represented on the doors of the antique retablo owned by the Barcelona silversmiths’ guild. In this case, what stands out are the thick frame or weight and the balance for weighing metals in the depiction of the miracle that the saint worked with his sovereign’s gold, with which he proceeded to make not one but two saddles. In addition, the richly-dressed saint carries a money-bag.

 

Doors of the altarpiece of Saint Eligius, Pere Nuñes, 1526

Room 29

 

Portes del retaule de sant Eloi, Pere Nuñes