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The Diocesan and Comarcal Museum of Lleida

Lleida

<p>View of the exhibition on the Iberian world and the material culture of the Ilergetes, the earliest inhabitants of the lands of Lleida.</p>

View of the exhibition on the Iberian world and the material culture of the Ilergetes, the earliest inhabitants of the lands of Lleida.

The Diocesan and Comarcal Museum of Lleida is the custodian of two great centenarian collections from the city of Lleida. The first is an archaeological collection passed on by the Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, which had inherited it from the Museu d’Antiguitats, established in 1868. The second is a collection of fine art from the old Diocesan Museum of Lleida, founded in 1893. The museum also curates collections lent by the chapter of the cathedral of Lleida, as well as items ceded by the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia, and a number of private collections.

The primary aim of the museum is to be of service to the people from the espiscopal diocese of Lleida to the towns and villages of the Plain of Lleida and thus aspires to being a focus for the preservation, celebration and promotion of the cultural heritage of the wide territory it calls home. The permanent exhibition brings together almost a thousand items, as markers on a journey through the history and the culture of the region which has the city of Lleida as its natural capital.

SPACES

<p>Ceramic pottery from Gen&oacute; (Aitona).</p>
The first sip of beer
The first sip of beer
<p>Horse bits from the Pedrera necropolis, most likely related to the burial of a warrior</p>
The Pedrera necropolis
The Pedrera necropolis
<p>The interior of one of the areas of the museum dedicated to the Roman period</p>
Roman Lerida
Roman Lerida
<p>Archaeological remains uncovered in the dig at Bovalar (Ser&ograve;s) demonstrate the importance this enclave must have had in its day.</p>
El Bovalar
El Bovalar
<p>Border People is the title of one of our permanent exhibitions.</p>
Border People
Border People
<p>One of the areas devoted to Lerida Museum&rsquo;s Romanesque art collections</p>
Romanesque art
Romanesque art
<p>The museum&rsquo;s collection of Gothic art is one of its strongest suits.</p>
The Gothic centuries
The Gothic centuries
<p>The church of the monastery of Sant Josep houses the museum&rsquo;s collection from the early modern period, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.</p>
The early modern period: a time for change and for continuity
The early modern period: a time for change and for continuity

OBJECTS

<p>Earthenware jar from the site of Gen&oacute; (Aitona), which was found to contain traces of beer</p>
Earthenware jar from the site...
Earthenware jar from the site of Genó (Aitona)
<p>Fragment of a jar from Gen&oacute; (Aitona) with schematic decoration of a deer.</p>
Jar fragment from Genó (Aitona...
Jar fragment from Genó (Aitona)
<p>Falcata from the Pedrera necropolis (Vallfogona de Balaguer - T&eacute;rmens)</p>
Falcata
Falcata
<p>A straight-bladed sword from the Pedrera necropolis (Vallfogona de Balaguer - T&eacute;rmens)</p>
Straight-bladed sword
Straight-bladed sword
<p>Helmet and nape protector from the Pedrera necropolis (Vallfogona de Balaguer - T&eacute;rmens)</p>
Helmet and nape protector
Helmet and nape protector
<p>Horse&rsquo;s muzzle from the Pedrera necropolis (Vallfogona de Balaguer - T&eacute;rmens)</p>
Horse’s muzzle
Horse’s muzzle
<p>A Corinthian capital located in 1880 in Sant Joan square in Lerida</p>
Corinthian capital
Corinthian capital
<p>Silenus head made in white marble, possibly from Luni-Carrara. Probably originating in Tarragona</p>
Silenus head
Silenus head
<p>A mosaic that originally embellished the Roman villa of El Romeral (Albesa)</p>
Mosaic from Romeral villa
Mosaic from Romeral villa
<p>Baptistery which was located at the foot of the early Christian basilica of Bovalar (Ser&ograve;s).</p>
Baptistery of Bovalar (Seròs)
Baptistery of Bovalar (Seròs)
<p>Sixth century thurible, of possibly oriental manufacture, from the excavation site of Bovalar (Ser&ograve;s).</p>
Thurible
Thurible
<p>Detail of the nineteen piece chess set which comes from the church of Sant Pere d&rsquo;&Agrave;ger, and was crafted in Egypt in the tenth or eleventh century.</p>
Piece chess set of Sant Pere d...
Piece chess set of Sant Pere d’Àger
<p>An altar front from Santa Maria la Blanca in Berbegal, representing the 1200 style in Aragon</p>
Berbegal altar front
Berbegal altar front
<p>A corbel originally from the former Sant Joan church in Lerida</p>
Romanesque corbel of Sant Joan
Romanesque corbel of Sant Joan
<p>A Romanesque Christ originally from the church in Perves, an emblematic example of Lerida&rsquo;s Romanesque imagery</p>
Christ of Perves
Christ of Perves
<p>The frescoes of Pia Almoina: reminders of the people of Lleida&rsquo;s charitable work in the Late Middle Ages.</p>
The frescoes of Pia Almoina
The frescoes of Pia Almoina
<p>This Epiphany is by Dami&agrave; Forment, who was active as a painter in the city of Lleida around the 1530s.</p>
Epiphany
Epiphany
<p><em>Praying in the Garden</em> by Anton Raphael Mengs, one of the leading European painters of his time.</p>
Prayer in the garden
Prayer in the garden

EXTENSIONS

<p>Church of Sant Lloren&ccedil;, one of Lleida&rsquo;s major monuments</p>
Church of Sant Llorenç de Llei...
Church of Sant Llorenç de Lleida

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