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Elephant

Date:
first half 12th century (possibly 1129–34)
Geography:
Made in Castile-León, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Fresco transferred to canvas
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 3/4 x 53 1/4 in. (205.1 x 135.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings-Fresco
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1957
Accession Number:
57.97.5
Not on view
From the hermitage of San Baudelio de Berlanga, near Soria; [ Leon Levi(from 1922)] ; [ Gabriel Dereppe, Paris and New York (by 1927–sold 1952)] ; co-owned by George Henry Clowes and Elijah B. Martindale(1952–sold 1957)
Cook, Walter W.S., and José Gudiol Ricart. Pintura e imaginería románicas. Ars Hispaniae, Vol. 6. 1st ed. Madrid: Editorial Plus Ultra S. A., 1950. pp. 139-49, fig. 112 (in situ), 118.

Anthony, Edgar Waterman. Romanesque Frescoes. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951. pp. 181-83, fig. 448.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born in or before 1865: A summary catalogue. Vol. 2. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. p. 185.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born in or before 1865: A summary catalogue. Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. p. 175.

Schrader, J. L. "A Medieval Bestiary." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 44, no. 1 (Summer 1986). p. 19.

Little, Charles T., ed. The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500–1200. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 103, pp. 223-228.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born in or before 1895: A summary catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. p. 145.

Pardo, Francisco Fernández. Dispersión y Destrucción del Patrimonio Artístico Español. Vol. 3. 1st ed. Madrid: Fundación Universitaria Española, 2007. pp. 76–77.

Guàrdia, Milagros. San Baudelio de Berlanga, una Encrucijada. Memoria Artium, Vol. 10. Bellaterra: Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 2011. pp. 13, 45, 213, 216–17, 224, 270, 367, 435–37, pl. 7.



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