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High altar, ceiling

1565/1572

Jerónimos Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery

Detail of the ceiling from the high altar. This high altar was commissioned by Queen Catarina (Catherine of Austria), the wife of João III, in 1571. The high altar was designed by the master builder Jerónimo de Ruão in a Mannerist style, a total contrast to the Manueline body of the Church.

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  • Title: High altar, ceiling
  • Date Created: 1565/1572
  • Physical Location: Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location Created: Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Type: Monastery
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - José Paulo Ruas
  • Medium: Marble

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