Masterpieces

A tour through a selection of the most outstanding pieces of the Museum's collections.

By Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval

Attic amphora with black figures (-0600/-0500) by Attributed to the painter of Saint AudriesMev, Museu d'Art Medieval

Archaeology

The Archaeology collection, thanks to acquisitions from all over the Mediterranean and from excavations in Catalonia, all chronologically ordered, includes evidence of the ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan and Roman cultures, next to materials mainly recovered from the Osona region, dating back from prehistoric times through to the Middle Ages.

Archaeology

Book of the Dead, Unknown, -1050/-0725, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Attic amphora with black figures, Attributed to the painter of Saint Audries, -0600/-0500, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Funerary stela with armed warriors and wolf, Unknown, -0200/0100, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Fragment of mosaic with the depiction of a female figure, Unknown, 0200/0225, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Baldachin from Ribes (1125/1150) by La Seu d'Urgell workshopsMev, Museu d'Art Medieval

Romanesque painting and sculpture (12th and 13th centuries)

The MEV’s collection of Romanesque Art is among the most important ones in the world. There are a dozen painted panels, which include the exceptional Ribes Baldachin, the front of the altar from Puigbò and the altar set from Santa Maria de Lluçà. The Osormort, El Brull and La Seu d’Urgell mural paintings are presented in areas that reproduce the architecture of the original apses. The sculpture includes a large series of carvings of the Virgin with her Son, as well as some of the most outstanding examples of Christ in Majesty from the 12th century. Particularly worthy of a mention are the set of five figures of the Descent from the Cross from Erill la Vall, which are unique in Europe.

Romanesque

Reliefs from the Cathedral of Vic, Vic-Ripoll workshop, 1150/1200, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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The Descent from the Cross from Erill la Vall, Master of Erill, 1100/1150, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Baldachin from Ribes, La Seu d'Urgell workshops, 1125/1150, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Mural paintings from the apse of Sant Sadurní in Osormort, Vic workshops, Mestre d'Osormort, 1125/1150, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altar frontal from Santa Margarida in Vilaseca, Vic workshops, 1175/1200, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Christ in Majesty from Santa Maria in Lluçà, Vic workshops, 1150/1200, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altar from Santa Maria in Lluçà, Master of Lluçà; Vic workshops, 1225/1250, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altar side panels, Master of Soriguerola, 1200/1300, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altarpiece from Guimerà (1402 - 1412) by Ramon de MurMev, Museu d'Art Medieval

Gothic painting and sculpture (1300-1420)

The various stages of Catalan Gothic art can be found at the MEV in leading works. The Gothic line can be seen in the Soriguerola panels. The Italianisation trend, introduced in around 1330, includes pictorial works linked to those of Bassa and Serra. The works of Jaume Cabrera and Joan Mates, and in particular the magnificent altarpieces from Santa Clara (by Lluís Borrassà) and from Guimerà (by Ramon de Mur) from the first international Gothic period are notable, and are exhibited in an area that brings to mind the courtyard of a Gothic building and is an ideal setting for contemplating them. In sculpture, we would mention the exceptional altarpiece showing the passion, death and resurrection of Christ, from the workshop of Bernat Saulet, as well as the Virgin of Boixadors.

Gothic

Compartments from an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Ferrer Bassa, 1325/1350, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altarpiece of the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ, Bernat Saulet, 1325/1350, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Virgin of Boixadors, Unknown, 1350/1370, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Francis, Lluís Borrassà, 1414/1415, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altarpiece from Guimerà, Ramon de Mur, 1402 - 1412, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Compartments from an altarpiece (1425/1450) by Bernat MartorellMev, Museu d'Art Medieval

Gothic and Renaissance painting and sculpture (1420 to 1550)

The work of Bernat Martorell, next to that of other painters such as the Mestre de Glorieta, Bernat Despuig and Jaume Cirera illustrate the arrival and the influence of the Flemish models on Catalan painting in the second international Gothic period. We would particularly mention the twelve compartments of the Santa Maria de Verdú altarpiece, by Jaume Ferrer. Late Gothic is represented by works from different schools (Barcelona, Lleida, Valencia or Tarragona) and by people such as the Mestre de Cervera and, above all, Jaume Huguet. Finally, the series of panels from the Gascó workshop constitutes an eloquent testimony of the evolution of Catalan painting during the first half of the 16th century.

Gothic and Renaissance

Compartments from an altarpiece, Bernat Martorell, 1425/1450, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altarpiece from Verdú, Jaume Ferrer II, 1425/1450, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Altarpiece of the Epiphany, Jaume Huguet, 1425/1475, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Holy Face, Joan Gascó, 1513, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Censer (1200/1300) by Limoges workshopsMev, Museu d'Art Medieval

Objects d’art

Since its beginnings, the Museum has included sections dedicated to Arts and Trades. The liturgical materials and clothing collection illustrates their evolution from the III to the XX century. Here we can find the pallium of the Witches, as well as other works of unquestionable historical and artistic value.The glassware, leatherwork, precious metals and ceramics take us on a journey through the history of liturgical and decorative art in Catalonia.

Objects d’art

Altar frontal called the “Witches' Cloth”, Unknown, 1100/1150, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Cope of Ramon de Bellera, Bishop of Vic, Unknown, 1350/1375, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Almorratxa' (sprinkler), Unknown, 1700/1800, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Censer, Unknown, 1200/1300, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Evangeliaria covers with Jesus between Saint Peter and Saint Paul and the Calvary, Unknown, 1375/1400, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Processional cross pattée, Unknown, 1300/1325, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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Brazier, Unknown, 1300/1400, From the collection of: Mev, Museu d'Art Medieval
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