PRE-ROMANESQUE SCULPTOR, Visigothic
(active 8th century in Burgos)

Exterior carvings

8th century
Stone
Santa Maria, Quintanilla de las Viñas (Burgos)

On the exterior of the east end are two carved string courses, carrying motifs that are traditional in an Early Christian sense, clearly recognizable and, though flatly carved, still reminiscent of vine trails and clusters. Decorative interlace is almost absent from Visigothic art in contrast to its great popularity in the rest of Europe.