Flemish carvings from the Era de Mota Oratory

Tallas Flamencas Oratorio de Era de Mota

The Flemish carvings of the Era de Mota Oratory are a typical sample of religious imagery made in Southern Netherlands towards the end of the 15th century – and beginning of the 16th century.

The images, which have suffered a long restoration process, represent: Santa Lucía, Santa Catalina de Alejandría, Santa Clara de Asís, San Bernardo (all of them between 60 and 63 cm height) and Santiago el Mayor, the smallest, 35 cm. height.

They have been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. They are exposed in the Municipal Library; soon they will be part of an exhibition of Flemish art at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and will have its permanent headquarters at the San Miguel of Valsequillo Church.