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Sculpture

Sculpture

The sculpture collection of the Museu de Alberto Sampaio embraces several domains – from devotional sculpture to mortuary and architectonic sculpture – distributed over several centuries and thus reflecting the evolution of the artistic sensibilities of the people and of the artists from those periods. The supports are also of various natures – from wood to limestone and granite, not forgetting marble and alabaster. A significant part of these pieces originates from the Collegiate Church of Guimarães or from other religious institutions of the city.

In this collection a special highlight must be given to the image of Saint Mary of Guimarães, from the 13th century, and that was worshiped in the church of the Colegiada de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira. The collection also includes works of Flemish influence from the 16th century and relevant sculptures such as Our Lady of the Good Death, from the 17th century, and the Flight into Egypt from the 18th century.

Virgin's face

Saint Mary of Guimarães

13th century

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Virgins's face. Detail of the Polychromed limestone sculpture of Saint Mary the Beautiful

Saint Mary the Beautiful

14th century

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Detail of the limestone scultpture 'Jesse'.

Jesse

14th century

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Escultura

Calvary

15th century

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Detail of the alabaster sculpture Pietà of Nottingham

Pietà of Nottingham

15th or 16th centuries

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Detail of the virgin's face

Our Lady of the Good Death

17th century

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Saint Joseph. Detail of the sculpture Flight to Egipt

Flight into Egypt

18th century

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Book. Detail of the sculpture of Saint Joachim, Saint Anne and Our Lady

Saint Joachim, Saint Anne and Our Lady

18th century

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