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Pre-romanesque - romanesque. Rooms 1 - 4

<p>Rooms 1 - 4. Pre-romanesque - romanesque.</p>

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>Portable altar, </em>Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, 10th century. Wood and stone covered with embossed silver.</p>
Portable altar from Sant Pere...
Portable altar from Sant Pere de Rodes
<p>Fragment of a Palaeo-Christian gravestone, 4th century BC</p>
Fragment of a Palaeo-Christian...
Fragment of a Palaeo-Christian gravestone
<p>Capital, 12th century</p>
Capital
Capital
<p>Our Lady of Les Agulles, 12th-13th centuries</p>
Our Lady of Les Agulles
Our Lady of Les Agulles
<p>Beam from Cru&iuml;lles, 12th -13th centuries</p>
Beam from Cruïlles
Beam from Cruïlles
<p>Bowl from Besal&uacute;, 9th-10th centuries</p>
Bowl from Besalú
Bowl from Besalú
<p><em>"Apse", </em>Master of Pedriny&agrave;, 12th century.</p>
Pedrinyà apse
Pedrinyà apse
<p>The Girona lioness, 12th century</p>
The Girona lioness
The Girona lioness
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