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Altar of Santa Maria de Lluçà

Altar of Santa Maria de Lluçà, Master of Lluçà, 13th century, Vic workshops

Altar of Santa Maria de Lluçà, Master of Lluçà, 13th century, Vic workshops

The altar of Lluçà is the most outstanding example of Italo-Byzantine influence in Catalonia from around the year 1200. Unlike the works preserved from the earlier period of this strand, the altar of Lluçà shows a new iconographic subject: the coronation of the Mother of God, which was common in new French Gothic art. The other side shows another strikingly original subject: The Mother of God with the seven graces of the Holy Spirit. The front has images of the Incarnation and was decorated with a sheet of coloured metal. The work is remarkable for its artistic quality.

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