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Capilla Mayor Altarpiece (1504): Top

Topmost section of the huge altarpiece (1504) in the Capilla Mayor. A magnificent example of Gothic art, it is overflowing with intricate detail and summarizes the entire New Testament with life-sized figures. Seen here, from left to right: Christ carrying the cross; Lamentation over the dead Christ; the Resurrection; and the Assumption (with Christ's feet disappearing into the clouds).

Photo © David Joyal.

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