portico of glory


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Infographics and illustrations about the Portico of Glory of the Santiago Compostela Cathedral and its original polychromy. The Portico was sculpted between 1168 and 1188 by the architect and sculptor Master Mateo. He was in charge of a group of experts who built and polychromed the portal. This illustration shows the original medieval polychromy.

The second infographic shows a work-table where the painters and artisans created the color pigments.

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