UNKNOWN MASTER, Catalan
(actice c. 1200 in Catalonia)

Coronation of Mary

1200-20
Tempera on wood, 100 x 110 cm
Museu Episcopal, Vic

A large number of Romanesque paintings on wood survived in Catalonia. They were chiefly used to cover the sides and frontals of altars, because they were cheaper than textiles. This is one of two the side panels of the altarpiece at Llusá, the other representing St John the Evangelist with Mary.