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Corbel from the Double Sepulchral Monument of Don Àlvar Rodrigo de Cabrera, Count of Urgell and His Wife Cecília of Foix

Date:
ca. 1300–1350
Geography:
Made in Lerida, Catalonia, Spain
Culture:
Catalan
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 x 19 in. (33 x 48.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1948
Accession Number:
48.140.3
  • Description

    Documentary evidence suggests that this tomb ensemble was made for Àlvar Rodrigo de Cabrera and his wife, Cecília of Foix, the parents of Ermengol X. The monastery of Bellpuig de les Avellanes was abandoned and badly damaged during the Wars of Succession that began around 1700. When the monastery was reinhabited in the 18th century, the church with its burial chapel was reconstructed. The sarcophagi with the arms of the counts of Urgell and Foix were probably made at that time to fit the original effigies.

  • Provenance

    [ Lucien J. Demotte , Paris and New York] ; [ Vestiges , Paris (sold 1948)]

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