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Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Orfebrería De La Época Visigoda. Coronas Y Cruces Del Tesoro De Guarrazar, Por El Ilmo. Señor Don Pedro De Madrazo, De Las Reales Academias De Bellas Artes Y De La Historia, Etc., Etc., Etc.

Pedro De Madrazo Y Küntz

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Coronas Y Cruces Del Tesoro De Guarrazar
Orfebrería De La Época Visigoda


Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspeccion de la Real Academia De Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El Excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray., Madrid:: Imprenta De Aribau Y Ca. (Sucesores De Rivadeneyra) Y Calcografía Nacional., MDCCCLXXIX.

Physical Description

[2], 107, [1] p., [3] pl.: illus.; 756 mm.


[T.p.] - [Text] - Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Orfebrería De La Época Visigoda. Coronas Y Cruces Del Tesoro De Guarrazar. Índice Analítico De Esta Monografía - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The two plates printed in color are signed as drawn by F. Aznar Y Garcia and lithographed by Teo. Rufflé. The third plate is signed as drawn by R. Arredondo and engraved by A. Camacho.

The first plate carries the imprint of the chromolithographer, J. Donon, Madrid; the second, that of chromolithographer D. Castell, Madrid.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by F. Madrazo and engraved by D. Martinez; the coloured headpiece and decorated initial are unsigned.

Summary Note

Some copies have bound in the paper cover of this cuaderno, of which the title reads, 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Publicados de Rl. Orden y por disposicion del Ministerio de Fomento. Cuaderno No.'

The titles are in Spanish only; but the text is in Spanish and French in parallel.

The work describes the treasure found in 1858 at La Fuente de Guarrazar, near Toledo; which included gold and jewelled crosses and votive crowns, one carrying the name of the Visigothic king, Recceswinth (r. 649-72). They share features of style and technique with work of the eastern Roman Empire. Most of these votive offerings are now conserved at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid and the Musée de Cluny in Paris.

The plates are captioned and show: [1, 2] Coronas Y Cruces Visigodas De Guarrazar (Término De Guadamur); [3] Planta, Lápida Funeraria Y Fragmentos Arquitectónicos De La Basílica De Guarrazar (Guadamur). In-text illustrations consist of a title-page vignette, headpiece and decorated initial.

The first two plates, the headpiece and the decorated initial on p. 1 are printed in color.

Copy Note

On the paper cover the words 'Cuaderno No.' have been struck through in pencil and the words 'Tom. II.' have been added in ink.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter brown calf, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos Des España - Tom. II. - Coronas Y Cruces Visigodas Del Tesoro De Guarrazar - Iglesias De S. Salvador De Val-De-Dios De S. Salvador De Priesca Astúrias - Ermita De Santa Cristina De Lena Astúrias' and 'R.A.' Bound with others.

Name as Subject


Crowns (headdresses) - Crown jewels - Regalia - Insignia - Religious objects - Votive offerings - Goldwork - Metal-work, Visigothic - Jewelry, Visigothic - Gems - Architecture - Monuments - Architecture details - Churches - Spain - Castilla La Mancha - Toledo - Fuente de Guarrazar - History - 7th century - Romanesque
Christian art and symbolism
Art history - Plans - Spain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Chromolithographs - Lithographs - Colour printing - Spain - 19th century