Stone choir

The second great performance of Master Mateo in the cathedral was the construction of a large polychrome stone choir that occupied the first four sections of the cathedral's central nave and which was destroyed in the early years of the 17th century. A partial reconstruction has been carried out in the Cathedral Museum from the recovered remains, along with other pieces exhibited in other rooms.
Figure of John the Apostle?

Figure of John the Apostle?

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite In the first section of the south façade of Master Mateo’s choir, the sequence of characters of the pillar on the right side of the central part of the Portico of Glory formed by the apostles Peter, Paul, James, and...

Saint Matthew

Saint Matthew

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. GraniteThe image of Saint Matthew, currently exhibited in the Cathedral Museum, comes from the south side façade of Master Mateo’s stone choir, in particular from the last section in which he would form a group with the rest of...

Horses of the Three Wise Men Entourage

Horses of the Three Wise Men Entourage

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite with remains of polychromy The entrance of the cathedral canons to the interior of the choir, which occupied the first sections of the central nave of the cathedral, was through the open door at its head. In order to...

Outside wall tower of the Choir

Outside wall tower of the Choir

Master Mateo. Ca. 1200. Granite with remains of polychromy The cresting of the outer fence of Master Mateo’s choir was decorated with a sequence of figures of Biblical characters, four in each section between columns of the cathedral, separated by architectural...

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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
Scanning and image processing: Margen / Elipseeg.com
Graphic Design: La Cosa Gráfica

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