Model of the church of Santa María del Naranco, made of stone reconstituted with resin.
Measurements: 13 x 8 x 7 cm.
Santa María del Naranco, Oviedo. A paradigmatic building of pre-Romanesque architecture in Asturias. It was raised during the reign of Ramiro I (842-850) and shows a clear unity although it reuses Hispano-Visigothic materials.
It consists of two superimposed rectangular levels. The lower level has a barrel-vaulted ceiling in a central section and a wooden roof on two lateral sections. The upper level is covered with a barrel vault reinforced by sashes and beautiful bay windows at the ends. Its interior walls are covered with an arched arch in whose spandrels there are sculpted decorations of bands and medallions.
Although its function is doubtful, the Santa Maria building may have been used as a royal hall.