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Puerta de la Gloria

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Santiago, Spain (made)

  • Date:

    dated 1188 (made)
    1866 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    The Master Matteo (after, sculptor)
    Brucciani, Domenico, born 1815 - died 1880 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1866-50

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, room 46A. Objects in 'case BWITH' are available via appointment with the Sculpture department, case NWAL, shelf C

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Physical description

Plaster cast of the portal, in stone, known as the Puerta de la Gloria, with representations of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the Evangelists, Angels bearing the Symbols of the Passion, the Apocalyptic Elders, St. James the Greater, the Apostles and the Prophets, from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. By the Master Mateo (who is shown crouching on the reverse of the central column).

Place of Origin

Santiago, Spain (made)

Date

dated 1188 (made)
1866 (cast)

Artist/maker

The Master Matteo (after, sculptor)
Brucciani, Domenico, born 1815 - died 1880 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 10.57 m, Width: 17.85 m

Object history note

Commissioned by the Museum from Domenico Brucciani in 1866 at a cost of £2300

Descriptive line

Plaster cast of the portal, in stone, known as the Puerta de la Gloria, from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, by the Master Mateo, 1188, cast by Domenico Brucciani 1866

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Trusted, Majorie. ed. The Making of Sculpture: the Materials and Techniques of European Sculpture. London: V&A Publications, 2007. p. 160. pl. 308.

Subjects depicted

Men; Jesus Christ; Angels; Lions; Saints; John (Saint John the Evangelist); Eagles; Prophets; The Apostles; Bulls; James (Saint, the Greater); Luke (Saint); Instruments of the Passion; Mark (Saint); Saint Peter; Mateo (The Master)

Categories

Sculpture; Architecture; Religion

Collection code

SCP

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