The twenty-four elders of the Holy Door

Several sculptures from Master Mateo’s stone choir were relocated, at different times, in the façade of the Holy Door, thus creating the group of the twenty-four elders that included prophets, apostles, and other biblical characters who originally formed the iconographic program developed in the façades of the choir.
Aaron and Nahum

Aaron and Nahum

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite The stone choir carved by Master Mateo as part of his project of completion and renovation of the Cathedral of Santiago in view of his solemn consecration, which took place in the year 1211, included a series of...

Daniel and Isaiah

Daniel and Isaiah

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite These two figures, identified with the prophets Daniel and Isaiah, from Master Mateo’s stone choir are currently located on the intermediate level of the first section, on the left side of the façade of the Holy Door....

Solomon and Moses

Solomon and Moses

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite The first section on the left of the façade of the Holy Door is topped by the figures of King Solomon and Moses from Master Mateo’s choir. Both figures would originally be placed at the respective ends of façade crown...

Saint Andrew and Saint Simon

Saint Andrew and Saint Simon

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. GraniteThe images today located at the bottom of the second section on the left side of the Holy Door façade have been identified as the apostles Andrew and Simon, respectively. The first one began in Mateo’s choir the second...

Saul and Zechariah

Saul and Zechariah

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. GraniteThe figures from Master Mateo’s choir which occupy the intermediate level in the second section on the left side of the façade of the Holy Door have been identified as Saul and Zechariah. The south side of the choir...

Saint Luke and Aegeo

Saint Luke and Aegeo

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite Belonging to the group of biblical characters that crowned the façades of Master Mateo’s choir and that were reused in the façade of the Holy Door, the images identified as Saint Luke and Aegeo the prophet, are...

Obadiah and Saint Thomas

Obadiah and Saint Thomas

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite The sculptures identified as the prophet Obadiah and Saint Thomas, coming from Master Mateo’s stone choir, are currently found at the bottom of the first section on the right of the façade of the Holy Door. Obadiah, the...

Samuel and Saint Philip

Samuel and Saint Philip

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. GraniteThe two images, from Master Mateo's choir, which occupy the intermediate level in the first section on the right side of the façade of the Holy Door are those identified as Samuel the prophet and Philip the apostle. The...

Micah and Hosea

Micah and Hosea

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite The figures from Master Mateo’s stone choir that make up the upper part of the first section on the right side of the Platerias façade are those identified as the prophets Micah and Hosea. The first one would occupy the...

Habakkuk and Jonah

Habakkuk and Jonah

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite The sculptures identified as the prophets Habakkuk and Jonah, from Master Mateo’s choir, can be seen at the bottom of the second section on the right side of the façade of the Holy Door. Both pieces would start and end,...

Jeremiah and Saint James the Greater

Jeremiah and Saint James the Greater

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite The images of the prophet Jeremiah and Saint James the Greater, made by Master Mateo’s workshop for the choir of the Compostela Cathedral, are currently on the intermediate level of the last section on the right side of...

Malachi and Saint Mark

Malachi and Saint Mark

Master Mateo and his workshop. Ca. 1200. Granite The sculptures identified as the representations of Malachi the prophet and Saint Mark the Evangelist are part of the set of pieces that crowned the outer façades of Master Mateo’s choir and that, after its demolition,...

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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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