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Tabernacle door

Tabernacle door

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, painted and gilded

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114e, case WS

Physical description

Wrought iron tabernacle door, originally highly coloured. Traces remain of varnish, gold leaf, bright yellow, red ochre, blue glaze, bright blue, mid blue, white, grey, red brown, oil size and coral red. Gilding can be seen on the sacred monogram, and the names 'MAR' and 'ANA'. Fleur-de-lis ornament.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, painted and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

The Virgin Mary.

Mary's mother.


Height: 45 cm, Width: 95 cm, Depth: 7 cm

Descriptive line

Tabernacle door, wrought iron with traces of red and blue, gilding traces on the sacred monogram and the names 'MAR' and 'ANA', fleu-de-lis ornament, made in Spain, 17th century

Labels and date

Wrought iron
Spain; 17th century

This door was originally highly coloured; traces of the original red and blue can still be seen, along with gilding on the sacred monogram, and the names MAR (for the Virgin Mary) and ANA (Mary's mother).

Museum No. M.258-1923 [07/1994]


Wrought iron


Forging (metal forming); Painting (coating); Gilding


Metalwork; Ironwork; Religion; Christianity


Metalwork Collection

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