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Pre-romanesque - romanesque. Rooms 1 - 4

Rooms 1 - 4. Pre-romanesque - romanesque.

Rooms 1 - 4. Pre-romanesque - romanesque.

The tour begins with a fragment from an early Christian tablet from the 4th century, found in Empúries, a stark example of art during the first centuries of Christianity. The visitor is welcomed with a remarkable collection from Sant Pere de Roda, depictions of Christ in Majesty from Sant Miquel de Cruïlles and Sant Joan les Fonts, and a section of a fresco by the Master of Osormort. While moving through the rooms you will also see remarkable decorative and architectural expression through the collection of column capitals from different places, featuring different icons. The bottom of the polychrome wood carvings also stand out, with their depictions of the Virgin Mary and Saints, as well as the "Cruïlles beam", a rare example of a 12th century baldachin, which has preserved all its polychrome decoration. The tour concludes with the Romanesque period, featuring frescoes from the apse at Sant Esteve de Pedrinyà. Visitors can find one of the current symbols of Girona: a 12th century lion.

OBJECTS

<p><em>Fragment of a Palaeo-Christian gravestone</em>, 4th century BC. White marble, 36&nbsp;&times;&nbsp;31&nbsp;&times;&nbsp;7&nbsp;cm, Emp&uacute;ries (Alt Empord&agrave;). Girona Art Museum - Bisbat de Girona collection.</p>
Fragment of a Palaeo-Christian
Fragment of a Palaeo-Christian gravestone
<p><em>Christ in Majesty</em>, 12th century. Polychrome wood carving 103 x 106 x 11.2 cm. Sant Miquel de Cru&iuml;lles Monastery. Girona Art Museum - Bishopric of Girona Collection.</p>
Christ in Majesty
Christ in Majesty
<p><em>Head</em>, Master of Cabestany, second half of the 12th century. Marble carving, incisions with hand drill 10 x 9 x 8.5 cm. Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, Port de la Selva. Girona Art Museum - Government of Catalonia Repository. National Art Collection.</p>
Master of Cabestany
Master of Cabestany
<p><em>Portable altar from Sant Pere de Rodes,</em>&nbsp;10th century. Wood and slate covered with embossed silver,&nbsp;22 x 14 x 2.5 cm. Girona Art Museum- Diocese of Girona Fund.</p>

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Portable altar from Sant Pere
Portable altar from Sant Pere de Rodes
<p><em>Capital</em>, 12th century. Limestone,&nbsp;27 x 21 x 21 cm.&nbsp;Sant Privat d&rsquo;en Bas (Garrotxa). Girona Art Museum - Bisbat de Girona collection.</p>
Capital
Capital
<p><em>Our Lady of Les Agulles</em>, 12th-13th centuries. Polychrome wood carving, 66 &times; 28 &times; 26 cm. Church of Sant Feliu de Riu, Oix. Girona Art Museum - Bisbat de Girona collection.</p>
Our Lady of Les Agulles
Our Lady of Les Agulles
<p><em>Capital</em>, 12th century. Limestone with traces of polychrome, 38 x 25 x 25 cm. Sant Pere Monastery, Camprodon. Girona Art Museum - Bishopric of Girona Collection.</p>
Capital, 12th century
Capital, 12th century
<p><em>Our Lady of the Saviour</em>, second half of the 12th century. Polychrome wood carving, 67.5 x 19 x 14.5 cm. Sant Salvador Hermitage, Cofolis. Girona Art Museum - Bishopric of Girona Collection.</p>
Our Lady of the Saviour
Our Lady of the Saviour
<p><em>Beam from Cru&iuml;lles</em>,&nbsp;c. 1200. Tempera painting on wood, 14 &times; 371 &times; 9 cm. Sant Miquel de Cru&iuml;lles Monastery (Baix Empord&agrave;). Girona Art Museum - Bishopric of Girona Collection.</p>
Beam from Cruïlles
Beam from Cruïlles
<p><em>Bowl from Besal&uacute;</em>, 10th century. Blown and cut glass, 11.2 x 13.1 &Oslash; cm. Sant Vicen&ccedil; Church, Besal&uacute;. Girona Art Museum - Bishopric of Girona Collection.</p>
Bowl from Besalú
Bowl from Besalú
<p><em>Apse</em>, Master of Pedriny&agrave;, from the late 12th century - early 13th century. Fresco transferred onto canvas, 460 x 335 x 227 cm. Esgl&eacute;sia de Sant Andreu de Pedriny&agrave;. Museu d&rsquo;Art de Girona - Fons Bisbat de Girona</p>
Pedrinyà apse
Pedrinyà apse
<p><em>The Lioness</em>, second half of the 13th century - late 14th century. Girona stone, 372 &times; 46 &times; 38 cm. Carrer dels Calderers, a street in Girona. Girona Art Museum - Girona Provincial Council Art Collection.</p>
The Girona lioness
The Girona lioness
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