• Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes of a Griffen typical of Catalan Court painting from 1200. From the ancient monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza, Buros, Spain. Painted around 1210. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 40142
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque fresco of Christ Pentocrator (In Majesty) from the Apse of the church of Sant Vicenc *Vincent) de Cardona, Barges, Spain. Painted around 1200. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 200715
  • Romanesque frescoes of the Apostles from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Romanesque frescoes depicting Christ Pantocrator from the Church of Sant Miguel d’Engolasters, Les Escaldes, Andorra.. Painted around 1160. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15972
  • Romanesque frescoes depicting the Apostles from the Church of Sant Miguel d’Engolasters, Les Escaldes, Andorra.. Painted around 1160. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15972
  • Romanesque frescoes depicting the Apostles from the Church of Sant Miguel d’Engolasters, Les Escaldes, Andorra.. Painted around 1160. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15972
  • Romanesque frescoes depicting Archangel Michael Killing a dragon  from the Church of Sant Miguel d’Engolasters, Les Escaldes, Andorra.. Painted around 1160. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15972
  • Romanesque frescoes  from the Church of Sant Miguel d’Engolasters, Les Escaldes, Andorra.. Painted around 1160. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15972
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting a Byzantine style angels with Archangel Gabriel,  from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting scenes from the middle register showing the Baptism of Christ by John The Baptist,  from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123, The inorgaration plaque for the church. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806,
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Altar of Archangels<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century<br />
Temple, stucco reliefs in metal on wood from the church of Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3913<br />
<br />
Archangels were prominent in Romanesque iconography, acting as intermediaries between God and Man or as agents of divine will.  Three of the four compartments of the small altar front are dedicated to San Michael.  Top right shows Michael fighting a dragon, bottom left shows the psychostasia, where souls are weighed to determine whether they should go to heaven or hell on judgement day, bottom right shows a detail of the story of the miracle of Mont Gargano. Top left shows Grabriel and Rafael with the baby Jesus. The style of the painting is the similar to the mural decoration of St. Paul Casserres.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing The Virgin Mary flanked by two angels.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • The Romanesque Apse of Bugal. Late XI - XII century, fresco transplanted to canvas from the Churches of the old St. Peter's Monastery Burgal, La Guingueta, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 113138
  • The Romanesque Apse of Bugal. Late XI - XII century, fresco transplanted to canvas from the Churches of the old St. Peter's Monastery Burgal, La Guingueta, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 113138
  • The Romanesque Apse of Bugal. Late XI - XII century, fresco transplanted to canvas from the Churches of the old St. Peter's Monastery Burgal, La Guingueta, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 113138
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Altar of Archangels<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century<br />
Temple, stucco reliefs in metal on wood from the church of Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3913<br />
<br />
Archangels were prominent in Romanesque iconography, acting as intermediaries between God and Man or as agents of divine will.  Three of the four compartments of the small altar front are dedicated to San Michael.  Top right shows Michael fighting a dragon, bottom left shows the psychostasia, where souls are weighed to determine whether they should go to heaven or hell on judgement day, bottom right shows a detail of the story of the miracle of Mont Gargano. Top left shows Grabriel and Rafael with the baby Jesus. The style of the painting is the similar to the mural decoration of St. Paul Casserres.
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • The 12th century Romanesque Altar front from the church of the monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles (Les Valls de Valira Alt Urgell). Tempera on wood. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15786
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • 12th century Romanesque painted altar front from Saint Quirc de Durro, Val de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain, showing scenes depicting the martyrdom of saints.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15809.
  • 12th century Romanesque painted altar front from Saint Quirc de Durro, Val de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain, showing The Madonna and Child and scenes depicting the martyrdom of saints.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15809.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Romanesque frescoes of a Griffen typical of Catalan Court painting from 1200. From the ancient monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza, Buros, Spain. Painted around 1210. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 40142
  • Romanesque frescoes of a Griffen typical of Catalan Court painting from 1200. From the ancient monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza, Buros, Spain. Painted around 1210. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 40142
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque fresco of Christ Pentocrator (In Majesty) from the Apse of the church of Sant Vicenc *Vincent) de Cardona, Barges, Spain. Painted around 1200. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 200715
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque fresco of The Calling of St.. Andrew & St. Peter fishing from the church of Santa Maria de Taull, La Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 3915
  • Second half of the twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Esterri de Cardos depicting Christ Pantocrator. The church of Sant Pau d’Estirri de Cardos, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15970
  • Second half of the twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Esterri de Cardos depicting a Byzantine style angel. The church of Sant Pau d’Estirri de Cardos, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15970
  • Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar depicting the Apostles from St. Maria de Taull, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: MNAC 3904
  • Romanesque frescoes of Apse of St. Steven of Andorra (Sant Esteve) from the church of Sant Esteve d’Andorra, painted around 1200-1210,  Andorra la Vella. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 35711
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Estaon depicting Christ Pantocrator ( In Majesty) surrounded by Byzantine style angels, from the church of Sant Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Ginestarre, from the church of Santa Maria de Ginestarre, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15971
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being whipped on the road to Calvary. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being removed from the Cross. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, the whipping on the Road to Calvary, Crucifixion, Descent and Mourning of the Dead Body of Christ and the Mary discovering the empty tomb. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being taken dwon fron the Cross and laid in a tomb. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front from the church of Santa Maria de Mosoll, Das, Baixa Cedanya, Spain, showing scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 15788.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front from the church of Santa Maria de Mosoll, Das, Baixa Cedanya, Spain, showing scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 15788.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • The 12th century Romanesque Altar front from the church of the monastery of St. Sernin Tavèrnoles (Les Valls de Valira Alt Urgell). Tempera on wood. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15786
  • 12th century Romanesque painted altar front from Saint Quirc de Durro, Val de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain, showing The Madonna and Child.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15809.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Ginestarre depicting,The Virgin Mary and the Apostles, from the church of Santa Maria de Ginestarre, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15971
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque fresco from the Apse of the church of Santa Maria de Mur, Casrell de Mur, Pallars Jussa, Spain. Painted around 1150. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 68710
  • Second half of the twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Esterri de Cardos depicting Christ Pantocrator. The church of Sant Pau d’Estirri de Cardos, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15970
  • Romanesque painted altar front from Santa Maria Gia, Spain, showing the temptaion of Saint Martin.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: MNAC 3902.
  • Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar depicting the Apostles from St. Maria de Taull, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: MNAC 3904
  • Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar depicting the Apostles from St. Maria de Taull, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: MNAC 3904
  • Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar depicting the Apostles from St. Maria de Taull, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: MNAC 3904
  • Romanesque frescoes of the Virgin Mary and Peter from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Estaon. The church of Santa Eulalia d’Estaon, Vall de Cardos, Pollars Sobira, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15969
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • Twelfth century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse of Ginestarre depicting,The Virgin Mary and the Apostles, from the church of Santa Maria de Ginestarre, Catalonia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15971
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Ager Apostles: James and Thaddeus<br />
<br />
Late XI - XII century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas from the Church of St. Peter Anger, Noguera, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1958. MNAC 65467<br />
<br />
Romanesque fresco ascribed to the so-called Pedret Painters of Ager.  Typical of this school is the composition or refinement in the modeling of faces with characteristic forehead, cheeks and neck, which show the quality of Painters. San Ager was one of the main centers of religious and political centres in the south of Urgell.
  • Ager Apostles: James and Thaddeus<br />
<br />
Late XI - XII century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas from the Church of St. Peter Anger, Noguera, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1958. MNAC 65467<br />
<br />
Romanesque fresco ascribed to the so-called Pedret Painters of Ager.  Typical of this school is the composition or refinement in the modeling of faces with characteristic forehead, cheeks and neck, which show the quality of Painters. San Ager was one of the main centers of religious and political centres in the south of Urgell.
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this one shows Christ carrying the Cross on the road to Calvary. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front from the church of Santa Maria de Mosoll, Das, Baixa Cedanya, Spain, showing scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 15788.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front from the church of Santa Maria de Mosoll, Das, Baixa Cedanya, Spain, showing scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 15788.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing The Virgin Mary flanked by two angels.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
<br />
<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Romanesque frescoes of the Apostles from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque fresco of the soldier spearing the side of Jesus on the cross of Calvary from the church of Santa Maria de Taull, La Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 3915
  • Second half of the twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Esterri de Cardos depicting Christ Pantocrator. The church of Sant Pau d’Estirri de Cardos, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15970
  • Second half of the twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Esterri de Cardos depicting Christ Pantocrator. The church of Sant Pau d’Estirri de Cardos, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15970
  • Thirteenth century Romanesque carved and painted altar depicting the Apostles from St. Maria de Taull, Vall de Boi, High Ribagorca, Spain.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: MNAC 3904
  • Romanesque frescoes of St. Steven of Andorra (Sant Esteve) from the church of Sant Esteve d’Andorra, painted around 1200-1210,  Andorra la Vella. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 35706
  • Romanesque frescoes of the Virgin Mary from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Romanesque frescoes of the Apostles from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Romanesque frescoes of the Apostles from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting The virgin Mary and the Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • Eleventh Century Romanesque frescoes of the side Apse of Sant Quirze de Pedret showing the parabel of the Ten Virgins from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The church of Sant Quize de Padret, Cercs, Bergueda, Sapin. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15973
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting the Virgin Mary in the style of “Our Lady of the Way”. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting a scene from the Nativity with St. Joseph, Mary and the baby Christ, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • The Romanesque Altar Front of Avia<br />
<br />
Around 1200, Tempera on wood with metalic ornamention from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain.<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784<br />
<br />
<br />
The altar front of Byzantine art d'Avia depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the nativity. The artistic style of the Altar front relies heavily of Byzantine influences. The intensity and variety of colors and the systematic application of appliqué are typical of eastern Mediterranean and Byzantine art . This can also be seen in the style and hand positions of the Virgin Mary and child, at the centre of the altar piece, which copies a style known as “Our Lady of the Way” which in turn minics the orthodox icon “the Virgin Hodegetria”.
  • Altar of Archangels<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century<br />
Temple, stucco reliefs in metal on wood from the church of Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3913<br />
<br />
Archangels were prominent in Romanesque iconography, acting as intermediaries between God and Man or as agents of divine will.  Three of the four compartments of the small altar front are dedicated to San Michael.  Top right shows Michael fighting a dragon, bottom left shows the psychostasia, where souls are weighed to determine whether they should go to heaven or hell on judgement day, bottom right shows a detail of the story of the miracle of Mont Gargano. Top left shows Grabriel and Rafael with the baby Jesus. The style of the painting is the similar to the mural decoration of St. Paul Casserres.
  • The Romanesque Apse of Bugal. Late XI - XII century, fresco transplanted to canvas from the Churches of the old St. Peter's Monastery Burgal, La Guingueta, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 113138
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being whipped on the road to Calvary. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being whipped and carrying the cross on the road to Calvary. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • Romanesque painted Beam depicting The Passion and the Stations of the Cross<br />
<br />
Around 1192-1220, Tempera on wood from Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1907. MNAC 15833.<br />
<br />
It is not known what was the original location of the beam, but it might have been part of the structure of a canopy. In any case, it was reused in a ceiling, as evidenced by the cuts that are at the top. It is decorated with seven scenes from the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this scene shows Christ being whipped and carrying the cross on the road to Calvary. The narrative character in the images and the predominance of yellow is typical of Catalan painting of the 1200’s,  specifically with illustrations of Liber Feudorum Maior, a late twelfth-century illuminated cartulary book style of the Crown of Aragon
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • Altar of Archangels<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the thirteenth century<br />
Temple, stucco reliefs in metal on wood from the church of Catalonia, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3913<br />
<br />
Archangels were prominent in Romanesque iconography, acting as intermediaries between God and Man or as agents of divine will.  This panel shows the psychostasia, where souls are weighed to determine whether they should go to heaven or hell on judgement day.  The style of the painting is the similar to the mural decoration of St. Paul Casserres.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing The Virgin Mary flanked by two angels.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing The Virgin Mary flanked by two angels.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing The Virgin Mary flanked by two angels.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Christ Pantocrator  Wooden Panel from the Church of St. Martin de Tost, Circa 1220<br />
<br />
Tempera with stucco metallic leaf reliefs and on a wood panel.<br />
Church of St. Martin de Tost. Robera of Urgellet, Alt Urgell, Spain<br />
<br />
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. Ref: 3905 MNAC<br />
<br />
The wood panel comes from altar of St. Martin de Tost and shows Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The Tost panel is typical of the Catalan Romanesque painting.
  • Restoration of a Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
<br />
Circa 1100s<br />
<br />
Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
<br />
From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
<br />
Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
<br />
The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • 12th century Romanesque painted altar front from Saint Quirc de Durro, Val de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain, showing scenes depicting the martyrdom of saints.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15809.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Altar of La Seu d'Urgell and the Apostles<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century from a church in the diocese of Urgell, the whole poster espicopal of La Seu d'Urgell, Alt Urgell<br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1905. Ref: 15803 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
La Seu d'Urgell was an important center of Romanesque panel painting. This altar front is one of the best examples, and is also one of the oldest preserved painted panels in Catalonia. At its centre is Christ Pantocrator surrounded by a Mandorla. Either side of this are the 12 Apostles arranged in two unusual pyramid shaped groups of six. This altar panel is a fine example from the workshop Urgell and demostrates a high standard of technical ability and creativity.
  • Apse of Saint Peter de la Seu d'Urgell<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas<br />
From the church of St. Peter currently dedicated to St. Michael and St. Peter Cathedral group of Seu d'Urgell (Alt Urgell)<br />
<br />
Acquisition of the Museum Board Campaign 1919-1923<br />
MNAC 15867<br />
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<br />
The apse is the most important part of the church as it was where the altar was located. The apse of La Seu d'Urgell like most Romanesque apses was decorated with frescoes of a Theophany (referring to images of the Incarnation of Jesus).High up in the semi circular cupola of the apse is a large image of Christ in Majesty, or Christ Pantocrator, in a mandorla, a pointed verticle oval shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.  This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In the middle register is are a series of  frescoes of the Apostles and the figure of Mary. The lower register, which has not been preserved, must have been painted curtains that imitated luxury fabrics.
  • Second half of the twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Esterri de Cardos. The church of Sant Pau d’Estirri de Cardos, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15970
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque fresco of Christ Pentocrator (In Majesty) from the Apse of the church of Sant Vicenc *Vincent) de Cardona, Barges, Spain. Painted around 1200. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 200715
  • Twelfth Century Romanesque fresco from the church of Santa Maria de Taull, La Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 3915
  • Second half of the twelfth Century Romanesque frescoes of the Apse d’Esterri de Cardos depicting Christ Pantocrator. The church of Sant Pau d’Estirri de Cardos, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15970
  • Romanesque frescoes of St. Steven of Andorra (Sant Esteve) from the church of Sant Esteve d’Andorra, painted around 1200-1210,  Andorra la Vella. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 35706
  • Romanesque frescoes of Apse of St. Steven of Andorra (Sant Esteve) from the church of Sant Esteve d’Andorra, painted around 1200-1210,  Andorra la Vella. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 35711
  • Romanesque frescoes of the Virgin Mary from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Romanesque frescoes of St. Peter from the church of Sant Roma de les Bons, painted around 1164, Encamp, Andorra. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15783
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123 depicting Christ Pantocrator or In Majesty.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Romanesque frescoes from the Church of Sant Clement de Taull, Vall de Boi, Alta Ribagorca, Spain. Painted around 1123..  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15806
  • Detail from the twelfth century Romanesque Altar Front of Avia depicting the Annociation of the Virgin and The Visitation with St. Elizabeth, from the church of Santa Maria d'Avia, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15784
  • The Romanesque Apse of Bugal. Late XI - XII century, fresco transplanted to canvas from the Churches of the old St. Peter's Monastery Burgal, La Guingueta, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 113138
  • The Romanesque Apse of Bugal. Late XI - XII century, fresco transplanted to canvas from the Churches of the old St. Peter's Monastery Burgal, La Guingueta, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 113138
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Twelfth century Romanesque fresco called the Apostles of d’Orcau from the church of Santa Maria in the castle of d’Orcau, Catalonia, Spain . National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 4532
  • Ager Apostles: James and Thaddeus<br />
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Late XI - XII century<br />
Fresco transferred to canvas from the Church of St. Peter Anger, Noguera, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1958. MNAC 65467<br />
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Romanesque fresco ascribed to the so-called Pedret Painters of Ager.  Typical of this school is the composition or refinement in the modeling of faces with characteristic forehead, cheeks and neck, which show the quality of Painters. San Ager was one of the main centers of religious and political centres in the south of Urgell.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
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Circa 1100s<br />
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Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
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From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
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Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
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The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • Altar of Archangels<br />
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Second quarter of the thirteenth century<br />
Temple, stucco reliefs in metal on wood from the church of Catalonia, Spain.<br />
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Acquisition of Museums Board's campaign in 1932. MNAC 3913<br />
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Archangels were prominent in Romanesque iconography, acting as intermediaries between God and Man or as agents of divine will.  This panel shows Archangel Michael fighting a dragon. The style of the painting is the similar to the mural decoration of St. Paul Casserres.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front from the church of Santa Maria de Mosoll, Das, Baixa Cedanya, Spain, showing scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 15788.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing The Virgin Mary flanked by two angels.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Romanesque thirteenth century painted altar front of Saint Roma de Vila, Encamp, Andorra, showing Christ Paontocrator in a Mandorla flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1922. Ref: MNAC 1587.
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • Mythical medieval animal. A 12th Century Romanesque fresco from the Church of Saint Joan Boi, al de Boi, Spain. National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona. MNAC 15953
  • Romanesque painted altar front from the church of Saint Pau d’esterri de Cardos, Spain, Metal reliefs of Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the 12 Apostles.  National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1919-23. Ref: MNAC 15970.
  • The Stoning of St. Stephen<br />
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Circa 1100s<br />
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Fresco Transfer to canvas<br />
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From the Church of Saint Joan Boi, Val de Boi, High Ribagorca, Pyranese, Spain.<br />
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Acquired in 1919-1923 by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona.<br />
MNAC 15953<br />
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The 12th century fresco of the Stoning of St. Stephen is one of the best scenes in the mural decoration Boi. The interest in narrative and dynamism are characteristic of a pictorial style of the Poitiers region of France, which is also linked with the rich Limousin painting of the late eleventh century. From the iconographic point of view, the scene is an early example of the interest of Romanesque art to the lives of saints. St Joan de Boi is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site.
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 44 - sculpture of a fiddle or rebeck player, similar style to corbel no 28. Its style is also associated with a corbel on the apse at Courpiac ( Gironde). The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior of the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior of the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior of the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque interior of the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel sculptures from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque interior of the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 12 - sculpture of the head of an animal with a lions mane and big fanged teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 61 - sculpture of  a human head with curly hair and beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel  sculpture from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 64 - sculpture of  an animal with a cat like head biting the underside of a bowl. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 54 - sculpture of a male stylised simple round head. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 38 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion with a mouth like a theatrical mask. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 43 - sculpture of an animal head, maybe a cat. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 88 - sculpture of a male with curly hair and theatrical style mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 61 - sculpture of  a human head with curly hair and beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 78 - sculpture of mans head with elongated face from the outside of the west knave. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 3 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion. The wide mouth is the same style as theatrical masks. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 31 - sculpture of a man with a goatee beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 40 - sculpture of a mans head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 38 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion with a mouth like a theatrical mask. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 16 - sculpture of a rams head that symbolise the Apostles of the church. Apostles are like rams because they have strong foreheads which toss = evil out of the way. .  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 30 - sculpture of of a muzzled bears head with two humans in its mouth, their heads poking out either side of its head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 36 - sculpture of two fledgling birds both biting a serpent. Possibly an allegory of the original sin man is born with due to Adam taking the apple from a serpent in the garden of Eden.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 56 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 56 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 58 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 8  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei directly above the south door, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is placed at the entrance of the church showing the importance of its iconography. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 45  - sculpture of what is probably a morality tale. A man and women are grasping each other. The women seems to be clutching the mans buttocks and he has clasped her hand as if resisting. He also seems to be resisting an embrace. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 45  - sculpture of what is probably a morality tale. A man and women are grasping each other. The women seems to be clutching the mans buttocks and he has clasped her hand as if resisting. He also seems to be resisting an embrace. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 44 - sculpture of a fiddle or rebeck player, similar style to corbel no 28. Its style is also associated with a corbel on the apse at Courpiac ( Gironde). The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 1 - sculpture of a quail that it has just killed its young. This is based on a  bestiary story that tells of a Pelican that kills its young. It then pecks its breast to draw blood and sits on its dead offspring and the blood brings the young bird back to life. This is an allegory of Christ giving his blood on the cross for mankind. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 35  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 49  - sculpture of  an alien like chinless bald headed figure. Its perfectly round mouth is filled with a ball like object and may be a moral warning about talking too much. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel sculptures from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 36 - sculpture of two fledgling birds both biting a serpent. Possibly an allegory of the original sin man is born with due to Adam taking the apple from a serpent in the garden of Eden.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 56 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 35  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • The twelth century Catalan Romanesque Church of Saint Climent in Taull, Vall de Boi, Spain. A UNESCO World Hertigae site and one of the best exapmles of Romanesque in Europe.
  • The twelth century Catalan Romanesque Church of Saint Climent in Taull, Vall de Boi, Spain. A UNESCO World Hertigae site and one of the best exapmles of Romanesque in Europe.
  • The twelth century Catalan Romanesque Church of Saint Climent in Taull, Vall de Boi, Spain. A UNESCO World Hertigae site and one of the best exapmles of Romanesque in Europe.
  • Copy of the twelth century Catalan Romanesque Fresco of Christ Pantocrator in the Church of Saint Climent in Taull, Vall de Boi, Spain. A UNESCO World Hertigae site and one of the best exapmles of Romanesque in Europe.
  • The twelth century Catalan Romanesque Church of Saint Climent in Taull, Vall de Boi, Spain. A UNESCO World Hertigae site and one of the best exapmles of Romanesque in Europe.
  • The twelth century Catalan Romanesque Church of Saint Climent in Taull, Vall de Boi, Spain. A UNESCO World Hertigae site and one of the best exapmles of Romanesque in Europe.
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel sculptures from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior of the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque interior of the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 46 - sculpture of head, half man half pig. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel  sculpture from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 21 - sculpture of an animal with a long snout and pointed ears. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 21 - sculpture of an animal with a long snout and pointed ears. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 14 - sculpture of head, half man half lion. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel  sculpture from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 27 - sculpture of a pigs head. Pigs signify sinners, the unclean and heretics as well as carnal feelings, it is therefore a morality figure. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 89 - sculpture of a male with curly hair and theatrical style mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 17 - sculpture of the head of an animal with a lions mane and beak shaped wide mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 70 - sculpture of two fish swimming upwards. A fish was used by early Christians to symbolise Jesus Christ . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 4 - sculpture of four intertwined serpents forming a geometric panel. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 47  - sculpture of a a bald dancing female dressed in a tight filling tunic. The image is probably a warning against the sexual senses that can be aroused by dancing. The figure has her legs crossed and appears to be recoiling from an impending violation. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 33  -  sculpture of.very modern cartoon like hound and a hare. In the Bestiary dogs are like preachers who put men back on the right course of righteousness and the hare represents men who fear God and put their trust in the creator . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 47  - sculpture of a a bald dancing female dressed in a tight filling tunic. The image is probably a warning against the sexual senses that can be aroused by dancing. The figure has her legs crossed and appears to be recoiling from an impending violation. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 28 (similar style to No 44) - sculpture of a female exhibitionist known as a Sheela-na-gig. The sculpture shows a female with a huge round head and puny body with her hand holding open a grossly enlarged vulva. It seems unlikely that this image is of a pornographic nature because it is on a church, and is more likely a warning against the temptations of women. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 30 - sculpture of of a muzzled bears head with two humans in its mouth, their heads poking out either side of its head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140

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