Christ in Majesty from S...



Christ in Majesty from Santa Maria in Lluçà or from Les Planes d'Hostoles

Vic workshops
Second half of the 12th century
Polychrome poplar wood
Christ (86 x 83.5 x 17 cm); cross (149 x 109.5 x 2.8 cm)
From the monsatery church of Santa Maria in Lluçà (Osona) or from Les Planes d'Hostoles (La Garrotxa)
MEV 83

This Christ in Majesty is one of the first works of art to have been added to the Museu Episcopal de Vic's collection and it was exhibited next to the Romanesque frontals from the Bishopric of Vic at the Barcelona Universal Exhibition of 1888. The figure of Christ appears dressed in the blue tunic, his eyes open with a serene expression, out of his suffering, typical of the iconography of Christ in Majesty developed in Catalonia from the second half of the 12th century onwards. This iconography represents the symbol of Jesus Christ triumphant over death. The cross, fragments of which are conserved, bears the Latin inscription “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews” on the front, and on the back there is the figure of the Lamb of God and the apocalyptic symbol of the ox of Saint Luke.

4 Romanesque Art
5-6-7-8 Gothic Art