Door-knocker from the Casa de l'Ardiaca (Barcelona)


Cau Ferrat Museum

Cau Ferrat Museum
Sitges, Spain

"This 16th-century door knocker from the Casa de l’Ardiaca in Barcelona is an emblematic model of the history of European wrought iron. It is the most important of Gothic art and a symbolic piece from Santiago Rusiñol’s collection. Its decorative elements greatly influenced the development of neo-Gothic and Catalan Modernisme.
The ring door knocker is crowned by a dragon’s head, which symbolises the guardian of hidden treasure. Before anyone can enter inside they must face and defeat the dragon that is sternly protecting and guarding the home."


  • Title: Door-knocker from the Casa de l'Ardiaca (Barcelona)
  • Creator: Anonymous
  • Date Created: 1500
  • Physical Dimensions: 34 x 31 x 21 cm
  • Type: Ironwork
  • External Link: Museus de Sitges
  • Medium: Wrought Iron

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