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Visigothic episcopal altar from Segóbriga.

  • Visigothic episcopal altar from Segóbriga. Cuenca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Visigothic episcopal altar from Segóbriga. Cuenca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Rites, worship and beliefs

Date

601-800

Cultural background

Visigothic

Original title

Altar episcopal visigodo de Segóbriga.
Cuenca Museum
Cuenca
Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha
Cuenca

Not many similar examples are known of this unusual item.

It is a rectangular limestone altar with a notch at the top. It is decorated with sculpted crosses and Eucharistic symbols. It may be linked with the Visigothic basilica that was dug up in the 18th century in Segóbriga.

Details of the work

Origin
Saelices

Object
Altar

Dimensions
Altura = 18,5 cm; Anchura = 11,5 cm; Grosor = 8 cm

Technique
Tallado

Material
Caliza

  

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