Christ in Majesty from Sant Boi in Lluçanès

Vic workshops1150/1200

Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval

Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
Vic, Spain

The iconography of Christ in Majesty most probably comes from the text of Revelations that describes the vision of Jesus triumphant, dressed in the tunic, come to Earth to save humankind. He is on the cross, where the figures of the Virgin and Saint John are usually depicted, with the symbols of the Evangelists at the ends. This iconographical representation was very popular in Roussillon and the rest of Catalonia; in fact, according to 'Mossèn' Gudiol it is on record that a Christ in Majesty was venerated in Vic Cathedral until the 18th century. The Christ in Majesty MEV 9723, though it comes from the parish of Sant Boi in Lluçanès, could have been set originally in Sant Salvador in Bellver, where an Augustinian canonry was founded in about 1110. He is dressed with the long-sleeved 'manicata' tunic, and bears a close resemblance to the famous Batlló Christ in Majesty, in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, and the Beget Christ in Majesty, conserved in situ.


  • Title: Christ in Majesty from Sant Boi in Lluçanès
  • Creator: Vic workshops
  • Date Created: 1150/1200
  • Location Created: Vic, Catalonia
  • Physical Dimensions: w109.5 x h109.5 x d19 cm (Complete)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: © Museu Episcopal de Vic, photographer: Francesc Tena
  • External Link: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Medium: Poplar wood with traces of polychromy
  • Style Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Style: Romanesque
  • Provenance Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Provenance: From the parish church of Sant Boi in Lluçanès (Osona)
  • Place Part Of: Spain
  • Medium Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Description Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Description Extent: Complete

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