Enamel is a technique of its own that has been used since ancient times to create countless fascinating works of art. In the Middle Ages, especially in Roman times, it was a widely spread art, especially in the religious sphere of the Catholic Church. In Spain, too, it has an earlier tradition, as evidenced by the work of the Asturian studio from Takamatsu Castle. Monastic workshops in Silos (Burgos, Spain) were common in the 12th century, not only on the peninsula, but throughout Europe. Manufactured works are of high quality. All known and preserved works are currently being examined and inventoried.
In the second half of the 12th century, the enamels produced by the workshops of the monastery of Silos enjoyed a high reputation and recognition, and were among the best in Western Europe. In the Middle Ages, the quality of its pieces made them somewhat more expensive, and the downside was that it couldn't compete with (equally famous) rival French enamel workshops in Limoges in terms of sales and commissions.
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Enamel. Cross fordelisada in copper based on gold, enamelled. and boarded in
Totally unusual iconography of a Mayestas Domini figure without