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Plaque of the Marquis and Marchioness of Las Navas

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BronzeSalto de línea SpainSalto de línea Circa 1563Salto de línea

This covered the tomb of Pedro Dávila y Zúniga, the first Marquis of Las Navas, and his wife María Enríquez de Córdoba, which is situated beneath the main altar at the Monastery of Santo Domingo y San Pablo in Las Navas del Marqués (Ávila). The marquis was chief accountant to Charles I and majordomo to Philip II. According to the inscription, the marchioness died of breast cancer.

Here you can find information about objects related to the two ruling dynasties of this period, the Habsburgs and the Bourbons. The items on display reflect political and social transformations, technical and scientific advances, and the creation of new political spaces and trading arenas in Europe and America. All of these changes occurred between the 16th and 19th centuries, during the Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment and the early days of liberalism.

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