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