Batlló Majesty - Unknown - Google Cultural Institute
Probably from a church in the comarca of La Garrotxa (Girona).
Descripción: Probably from a church in the comarca of La Garrotxa (Girona).
Fecha de creación: Mid-12th century
Formato: w1195 x h1560 x d205 cm
Soporte: Carving in walnut (head and body), willow (right arm), elm (cross upright) and holm oak (cross arms) with polychrome in tempera.
Artwork history: Donated by Enric Batlló i Batlló to the Diputació de Barcelona; permanent loan, 1914
Description: Carved wooden images were a fundamental element in churches as objects of worship. One of the most elaborate types in Catalonia were the Christs in Majesty, images of Christ on the Cross that symbolise his triumph over death, of which the most outstanding is the 'Batlló Majesty'. The work is characterised by its solemnity, thanks to a marked frontal and geometrical composition and the luxurious aspect of the tunic, which brings to mind Byzantine or Hispano-Muslim fabrics. The great reference for this type was the 'Volto Santo' in Lucca (Tuscany, Italy), the object of extraordinary devotion from the end of the eleventh century.
Inventory number: 015937-000
Fecha de visualización: Mid-12th century