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Portable altar from Sant Pere de Rodes

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

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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