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Tomb

Unknown1100/1200

Museu Episcopal de Vic

Museu Episcopal de Vic

The Museu Episcopal de Vic conserves various sculptural elements from the monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres, an important Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century on the initiative of the viscounts of Osona. It stands in beautiful surroundings, inside the municipal boundaries of Les Masies de Roda. From Casserres comes a series of capitals that we also find exhibited in the Lapidary section and which is considered to be a good example of the architectural sculpture of the 11th century. This tomb, which, it would seem, ought to be dated to a very early phase of development of Romanesque sculpture (although we cannot rule out an earlier, even older dating) is remarkable because the motifs that figure on the front (two peacocks flanking a Greek cross) are derived directly from the art of the earliest years of Christianity. The cross is the Christian symbol par excellence while the peacocks are considered symbols of the resurrection.

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  • Title: Tomb
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1100/1200
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: w77 x h30 x d39 cm (Complete)
  • Type: Lapidary
  • Rights: © Museu Episcopal de Vic, photographer: Francesc Tena
  • External Link: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Medium: Stone
  • Style Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Style: Romanesque
  • Provenance Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Provenance: From the monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres (Osona)
  • Medium Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Description Source: Museu Episcopal de Vic
  • Description Extent: Complete

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