Adam and Eve counterclaim

"Maestro de la Traición" (Master of Betrayal)First quarter of the twelfth century

The Catedral de Santiago Foundation

The Catedral de Santiago Foundation
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

This relief was part of the lost Santiago Cathedral Paradise Facade, which was replaced by the current Azabachería Facade in the mid-18th century. Many of the pieces that formed the facade were reused. However, the "Reprimand of Adam and Eve" (which would have been accompanied by the "Expulsion from Paradise" now located on the Platerías Facade) passed into private ownership, and was discovered in 1900 in a house in the Pitelos area of Santiago.

Most researchers believe the piece was made by the so-called "Maestro de la Traición" (Master of Betrayal).


  • Title: Adam and Eve counterclaim
  • Creator: "Maestro de la Traición" (Master of Betrayal)
  • Date Created: First quarter of the twelfth century
  • Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: 110 x 66 x 25,5 cm
  • Type: Relief
  • Medium: Granite

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