Unknown artist

Christ in Majesty

Christ in Majesty by Unknown artist

Artwork Detail

A late Romanesque/Gothic sculpture from Barcelona, this figure is believed to have come from a convent situated on the pilgrim way between Pamplona and Santiago. These convents were placed at convenient stages of the long journey to provide physical and spiritual sustenance for the devout from all over Europe. Although missing lower arms and some of the polychrome surface, Christ in Majesty retains a formal dignity which gives a clear indication of the figure's original power.

Christ in Majesty
Unknown artist
Production date
12th century
polychromed wood
1283 x 365 x 245 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, and the Watson Bequest, 1966
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
On display

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