01
Jun
09

Altar and Saints

215. Ornate

215. Ornate

Ornate. That’s about the extent of what I know about much of Medieval Art. The Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, has a large collection that is hard to appreciate in one trip.

This altar was carved out of alabaster in the late 15th Century by sculptor Tomas Ginter. It was originally located in Zaragoza, Spain.

I didn’t get the information about the three female saints positioned on the altar, nor the massive relief in the background. There was just so much to see.

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