- ca. 1225
- Made in Catalonia, Spain
- Wood with gesso, canvas, paint
- 37 3/4 x 58 x 2 3/4 in. (95.9 x 147.3 x 7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cloisters Collection, 1925
- Accession Number:
The enthroned Virgin and Child are surrounded by eight apostles, six of whom are identified in the Latin inscription above: Simon, Jude, Matthew, John, Thomas, and, apparently, Barnabas. The border of animal medallions may derive from Islamic decorative sources. The technique of raised and painted gesso on wood, particularly favored in Catalan art at this time, imitates metalwork.