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Mourner

Artist:
Pere Oller
Date:
ca. 1417
Geography:
Made in Catalonia, Spain
Culture:
Catalan
Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 13/16 x 5 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (37.6 x 14.5 x 6.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1496
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
This sensitively carved mourner comes from the tomb of Fernando de Antequera, king of Aragon (d. 1416), in the royal pantheon at the abbey of Poblet near Barcelona. In 1417 the Catalan sculptor Pere Oller, who was also active at the cathedrals of Gerona and Vich, was commissioned to carve the tomb.
From the Tomb of Fernando de Antequera, Monastery/Abbey of Poblet.; Junyent Collection, Barcelona (?); Irwin Untermyer, New York (until 1964)
Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections: A Special Exhibition at The Cloisters, October 30, 1968 through January 5, 1969. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 41.

Manote, María Rosa. "'Córrer les armes', ceremònia dels funerals dels reis d'Aragó, representada en un relleu procedent del monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet." Lambard: Estudis d'art medieval 7 (1993–94). p. 99, (acc. no. misidentified as 64.1001.1596).



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