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Bird and Border from Arlanza

UnknownAround 1210

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

The MNAC has 5 more fragments from the same decoration. There are others at the Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, The Cloisters in New York and another one in a private collection. They come from a room in the former Benedictine abbey of San Pedro de Arlanza (Burgos), located over the chapter house, on the ground floor of the Torre del Tesoro. Decoration above the window on the north side.

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  • Title: Bird and Border from Arlanza
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Around 1210
  • Tag: Geometric motif, Animal figure
  • Provenance: Arlanza
  • Physical Dimensions: w840 x h1050 x d35 cm
  • Inventory number: 040145-000
  • Artwork history: Acquired 1943
  • Type: Mural painting
  • External Link: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Medium: Fresco transferred to canvas

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