Cross of Ordoño II

Cross of Ordoño II

Cross of Ordoño II Description León, Attributed to a Rhineland workshop active in the city. Ca. 1060 Gold and cedarwood. It might be an offering of the kings Ferdinand I and Sancha around the year 1060, although at the time it was believed to be an earlier offering of...
Cross with rinceau

Cross with rinceau

Cross with rinceau Description Rhineland workshop, Ca. 1065. Gilded and embossed silver and cedarwood The decoration engraved on the gilded silver sheet with “S” shaped rinceaux that runs throughout the piece has provided the cross its name. This cross belongs...
Jerusalem Patriarchal cross

Jerusalem Patriarchal cross

Jerusalem Patriarchal cross Description Jerusalem, second quarter of the 12th century. Gold and cedarwood. Made in a workshop in Jerusalem, this typology was common in cathedrals and large European monasteries in the central years of the 12th century. Traditionally,...
Cross with pearls

Cross with pearls

Cross with pearls Description Attributed to Paris, Ca. 1380-1400. Gold and gilded silver, enamels, pearls, and gemstones. Due to its stylistic characteristics, it is believed to have been created in a Parisian workshop in the last decades of the 14th century, and its...
Processional Monstrance

Processional Monstrance

Processional Monstrance Description Santiago de Compostela, Antonio de Arfe, 1539-1545 and 1573. Gilded silver As it was the case of other Spanish cathedrals, in 1539 the Cabildo gave the prestigious Arfe workshop in Valladolid the task to create a monumental...