Postergum Urraca (2020)

28.7x21.3x1.2 in ~ Painting, Oil

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"Postergum Urraca", Oil painting with pallet knife and brush on linen canvas 73/54 cm

The Chalice of Doña Urraca is one that is actually believed to be the Holy Grail that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper. It is not but you may now wonder exactly why it is important to mention Doña Urraca at all. The Holy Grail is shaped after the chalice that belonged to Urraca of Zamora, who later donated it to the Basilica of San Isidoro de León. It is said to remain there at this very moment but, though it is not the Holy Grail, it is its counterpart.
Goblet Urraca consists of two pieces of agate-onyx together by a frame of gold. Top, cup-shaped, is covered by a hemispherical bowl of this metal, attached to a fitting way to golden crown decorated with precious and semiprecious stones, seed pearls and a cameo in which appears a face.In the stand and before the knot is an inscription in golden filigree pointing the name and affiliation of the donor: IN NOMINE D(OM)MINE. VRRACA FREDINA(N)DI


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