Knight of Cardona, 1325

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Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Jaume Ortiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 10
Scale: 75 mm

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The Crown of Aragon, the dynastic union between the Kingdom of Aragon and the County of Barcelona, experienced a great economic and territorial expansion during the XIV century.

Such expansion transformed the original territories of the Eastern coast of Spain into a thalassocracy empire in the Mediterranean Sea, with possessions including the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, Naples, and parts of Greece.

That situation signaled the rise of powerful families that combined many polyvalent attitudes. They were merchants, soldiers, men of the church, diplomats, and seafaring adventurers, sometimes all in one. From the Catalonian Principality, the powerful family of Cardona would certainly leave its mark on history. First documents from the viscounts of Osona-Cardona already date from the X century, but their rise to power came from the later management of their territories and the expansion on the Mediterranean, where they had possessions in every corner of the Aragonese main. They were the only noble family from the Crown of Aragon who was honored with the title of “Great of Spain”.

Our figure portrays a member of that noble family with typical warfare equipment of the first half of the XIV century and it is inspired by the tomb images of Ramon Folc IV of Cardona, Ramon Berenguer II, and Alvar II d’Àger. It sports the coat of arms of the Cardona family but, of course, can be painted in many different ways in order to portray other contemporary subjects.

Note: This is a resin miniature kit that requires assembly and painting.