UNKNOWN MASTER, Catalan
(beginning of 14th century)
Tomb of Don Sancho Saiz de Carillo (detail)c. 1300
Tempera on parchment on wood, 51 x 86 cm (each)
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
In the mid 13th century a new type of funeral monument appeared in France: a marble or stone tomb on which the figure of the deceased is lying and its sides representing the participants of the funeral procession in reliefs. This type also appeared in Spain, however, corresponding to the local traditions, it was realized from wood with side panels covered by paintings instead of sculptures.
The panels shown come from the tomb of Sancho Saiz de Carillo in Burgos. The arrangement of the figures follows the frieze-type.