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Portable altar from Sant Pere de Rodes

<p><em>Portable altar, </em>Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, 10th century. Wood and stone covered with embossed silver.</p>

Portable altar, Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, 10th century. Wood and stone covered with embossed silver.

The altar from Sant Pere de Rodes is a unique example of a portable altar from the High Middle Ages in Catalonia. It forms an inseparable part of a group of medieval artefacts found together in 1810, which are currently on display in the first room in the museum: a Hispano Moresque chest, a staurotheke and a phial. This liturgical tool was used when bishops and abbots or other high-ranking religious figures had to move around, for example for medieval pilgrimages.

 

Portable altar, Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, 10th century

Wood and stone covered with embossed silver

22 x 14 x 2.5 cm

Girona Art Museum- Diocese of Girona Fund

Room 1

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