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The Altarpiece by Bernat Saulet

<p>Altarpiece of the passion, death, resurrection and ascent of Jesus, Bernat Saulet, 1341-1342.</p>

Altarpiece of the passion, death, resurrection and ascent of Jesus, Bernat Saulet, 1341-1342.

Around the 1340s, a group of sculptors specialised in works of alabaster were active in Sant Joan de les Abadesses, and they adopted the innovations of contemporary Italian art. This piece is the most outstanding of their works. The twenty scenes contained in the altarpiece narrate the main episodes in the life of Christ, related with the church festivals of Palm Sunday and the Ascension.

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