Probably comes from the old church of Santa Maria in the castle of Besora. The name of Esquius could derive from the neighbouring castle of Montesquiu, where the Lords of Besora moved at the end of the 13th century.


  • Title: Altar frontal from Esquius
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Second quarter of 12th century
  • Tag: Religion
  • Physical Dimensions: w1230 x h880 x d16 cm
  • Inventory number: 065502-000
  • Artwork history: Santiago Espona Bequest, 1958
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Medium: Tempera and remains of varnished metal plate on wood

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