Master of the Wet Cloths

The flourishing period of the Romanesque sculpture in Compostela ends with the enigmatic figure of the so-called Master of the Wet Cloths, who would coincide with the beginning of Master Mateo’s project in the cathedral, thus leading to the meeting of two artistic conceptions
Seated figure

Seated figure

Attributed to the Master of the Wet Cloths. Ca. 1170. Granite It is a mutilated piece that was recovered in the course of archaeological excavations carried out in 1957 in the surroundings of the Portico of Glory.Stylistically, it bears similarities with other...

Mutilated male figure Saint Gabriel?

Mutilated male figure Saint Gabriel?

Master of the Wet Cloths. Ca. 1170. Granite Piece recovered in 2016 on a wall located in one of the towers of the Obradoiro façade, where it had been reused as filling material, that stylistically corresponds to the so-called Master of the Wet Cloths, an enigmatic...

Mutilated male figure Christ the Redeemer?

Mutilated male figure Christ the Redeemer?

Master of the Wet Cloths. Ca. 1170. Granite The slight flexion in one of his legs causes tension in his clothes and, with it, the classic folds attached to the anatomy that have given name to its author, the Master of the Wet Cloths. He would be a great sculptor,...

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Promote: Fundación Catedral de Santiago
Collaborate: S. A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo – Xunta de Galicia

Project Manager: Ramón Yzquierdo Peiró
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Graphic Design: La Cosa Gráfica

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