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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Religious Sculpture in Pedralbes Monastery

Religious Sculpture in Pedralbes Monastery [enlarge]

This small figure is located in a small crypt located upon entering Pedralbes Monastery cloister, following the right wing corridor. I can't tell you who this is, shame on me, I know. To highlight the mystery and solemnity of the icon I have burnt the borders of the image and rendered a lightning effect on the face with CS2. One thing I am sure of, the figure is related to Queen Elisenda de Montcada who secluded herself in the Monastery of Poor Clares in Pedralbes as a nun after the death of her husband, King James II of Aragon, also known as James II of Barcelona, called The Just. She died there on June 19, 1364 and the tomb can be visited.

4 comments:

  1. Hi...very nice pictures. Loved them. Happy New Year. Hoping to see more of it.

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  2. YOu have some very nice photos.

    I can't wait to see more.

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  3. Interesting note about the queen, Carlos!

    Feliz Ano Nuevo, mi amigo!

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