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Room II. The old chapel of Corpus Christi

<p>Room II of the museum occupies the former Corpus Christi chapel built between the 13<sup>th</sup> and the 15<sup>th</sup> centuries</p>

Room II of the museum occupies the former Corpus Christi chapel built between the 13th and the 15th centuries

This room was refurbished in 2014 on the occasion of the museum’s first centenary. The exhibition was once again devoted to a large part of its flagship collection: the recently restored Gothic Picture Gallery, which includes some of its most outstanding items. These include works by masters of the Tarragona school such as Joan of Tarragona, the Master of Santa Coloma de Queralt, Mateu Ortoneda and Ramon de Mur, together with others by painters such as Joan Mates and Jaume Ferrer II. Of particular note are the altarpieces from the sanctuaries of the Canticles of the Blessed Virgin in Paret Delgada, St Bartholomew in the Cathedral, St James the Elder in Vallespinosa, St Peter the Apostle in Vinaixa and the Blessed Virgin in Solivella, the last of which presides over the room. Two of the museum’s largest Gothic altarpieces, those of the Blessed Virgin from Santes Creus and St Michael from La Pobla de Cérvoles, can currently be seen in two of the cathedral’s chapels.

Also on display are some examples of Gothic sculpture, including the image of the Blessed Virgin from Santes Creus and other Marian images from different parts of the diocese. These complement the series of polychromed stone images that decorate the chapel.

In a display case there is a selection of liturgical silverwork, outstanding among which are the True Cross of Archbishop Sescomes and the reliquary of St Fructuosus.

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<p>Altarpiece of St John and St Margaret of Antioch. From the old church of Alcover.</p>
Altarpiece of St John and St M...
Altarpiece of St John and St Margaret of Antioch
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