Chalice of Gondar the Precentor

Chalice of Gondar the Precentor

Description Salamanca, Ignacio Montero, Ca. 1753. Melted and chiseled gold It is a rococo chalice, richly decorated with Jacobean motifs combined with Eucharistic symbolism, and allegorical and plant elements. It was named after Canon Andrés de Gondar, who held the...
Chalice of Archbishop Monroy

Chalice of Archbishop Monroy

Description Rome, Ca. 1685. Gilded silver One of the most outstanding sacred vessels of the Cathedral Treasure is the so-called Chalice of Archbishop Monroy, whose weapons appear on a silver plate added after the creation of this piece, likely made in one of the...
Cape of the Apostle Saint James

Cape of the Apostle Saint James

Description Salamanca, Juan de Figueroa, 1704. Silver, gilded silver and gemstones. In 1211, on the occasion of the solemn consecration of the Compostela Cathedral, Master Mateo completed his project in the cathedral with a seated image of Saint James that followed...
The Portico of Glory

The Portico of Glory

Description Obra mestra da historia da arte universal, actualmente móstrase mutilado polas reformas realizadas na súa fachada. O Mestre Mateo desenvolve, no Pórtico, un programa de contido apocalíptico e salvífico incorporando unha nova linguaxe arquitectónica e...
Mullion of the Portico of Glory

Mullion of the Portico of Glory

Description Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1188. Granite and marble The mullion can be found in the central part of the Portico, holding the great tympanum where the Glory presided by Christ the redeemer of Man and triumphant over death is represented. It is...
Saint James the Pilgrim from Geoffroy Coquatrix

Saint James the Pilgrim from Geoffroy Coquatrix

Description Paris, Royal Workshop, Ca. 1321. Gold, gold-plated silver and enamels As it appears in the scroll that the figure carries in his left hand, it is a pilgrimage offering of the Parisian Geoffroy Coquatrix, an important member of the French court of the time...
Santiago Cathedral Clock

Santiago Cathedral Clock

Descrición The clock that is in its tower of the Cathedral of Santiago was built in 1831 by Andrés Antelo, from Ferrol and, due to its design and finish, is a benchmark in clockworking. This clock can be interpreted as a symbol of the projection that the high degree...
Reliquary bust of Saint James the Less

Reliquary bust of Saint James the Less

Description Santiago de Compostela, Attributed to Rodrigo Eáns, 1332. Gilded silver, gemstones, and enamels In 1116, Queen Urraca seized this relic, brought years before from Jerusalem to Braga; thus becoming, since then, the other Saint James of the cathedral. At the...
Rosette of the façade of the Portico of the Glory

Rosette of the façade of the Portico of the Glory

Description Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite Lighting played a key role in the sacred scenery created by Master Mateo in the Cathedral of Compostela. This is the reason for the importance of the open bays on the outer façade of the Portico of Glory,...
Sepulchre attributed to Raimundo de Borgoña

Sepulchre attributed to Raimundo de Borgoña

Description The Count of Galicia, Raimundo de Borgoña, introduced this dynasty in the Galician-Leonese monarchy. He was the spouse of Queen Urraca, daughter of King Alfonso VI, and brother of Guido, Pope Callistus II (1119-1124). Both worked in close collaboration...
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