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Title Archangel Saint Michael
Dating 1410?
Location Santa Margarita i els Monjos
Type of the object altar painting
Place of manufacturing comes from the chapel of Santa Maria de Penafel in Alt Penedes
Place of exposition Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Date of manufacturing 1410-1420
Artist Attributed to Joan Mates

Attributed to Joan Mates - Altarpiece of Saint Michael the Archangel. Detail. The 15th century

(Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
an altarpiece by the 15th century catalonian artist Joan Mates. This altarpieces comes from the chapel of Santa Maria de Penafel in Alt Penedes. The subject of the piece is the Archangel Saint Michael as 'soldier of Christ', the one who fights against evil. Several scenes are shown:
- left top & right top: The annunciation
- left below: The fall of the Rebel Angels (revelations 12:7). Christ is at the top in a mandorla as 'Christ in Majesty' (Maiestas Domini)
- center top: Calvary - The crucifixion of Christ with Maria and Saint John.
- center below: Saint Michael defeating the dragon (= the devil)
- right center: the miracle of Mount Gargano (a lost bull was protected from an arrow when it strayed near a site sacred to Saint Michael)
- right below: the mass of souls - Saint Michael is weighing the souls of the deceased to determine if the souls will go to Heaven or Hell.
at the bottom of the altarpiece is the resurrection of Christ. Painting from around 1410-1420.

Retablo de San Miguel Arcangel
Atribuido a Joan Mates
Vilafranca del Penedes [?], hacia 1370 – Barcelona, 1431
Primer cuarto del siglo XV
173 x 143 cm
Adquisicion, 2010
Num. de catalogo: 214533-000
Procede del santuario de Santa Maria de Penafel (Santa Margarita i els Monjos, Alt Penedes)

Santa Maria de Penyafel és una església de Santa Margarida i els Monjos (Alt Penedès) inclosa a l'Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya

Santa Margarida i els Monjos és un municipi es troba el sud-oest de la comarca de l'Alt Penedès, al límit amb la del Garraf.

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