Mar Valls, Maria del. "The painted ceiling of Santa Maria de Llíria and its dancing images." Early Music 47, no. 1 (February 2019): 25-40.
The images of music and dance featured on the friezes of Santa Maria de Llíria church in Valencia coexist alongside a host of secular images, the majority of which could be labelled ‘courtly scenes’. This theme, which is encountered on many other medieval ceilings throughout the Mediterranean, displays certain unique iconographic features in Valencia. These features are also to be found on the tin-glazed ceramics decorated with green and manganese manufactured in Paterna and Teruel during the 14th century. The analysis of both the ceiling of Santa Maria and the ceramic ware reveals the traces of their shared visual repertoire, which resulted from the convergence of rich, heterogeneous artistic traditions on the Iberian Peninsula from both Al-Andalus and the Christian kingdoms.