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Doña Leonor Spandrel

Second quarter of the 14th century

The Catedral de Santiago Foundation

The Catedral de Santiago Foundation

The "Epiphany" tympanum that presided over the facade of Master Mateo's retrochoir and the tympanum at the Church of the Corticela were the inspiration for a number of others, including the "Adoration of the Magi." This piece was also known as "Doña Leonor's Tympanum" in reference to the donor, who appears in it kneeling between Saint Joseph, Mary's throne and the Holy Child. She funded a the construction of a chapel around 1323, near the cathedral's western facade. The donor can be clearly identified from the inscription at the base.

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  • Title: Doña Leonor Spandrel
  • Date Created: Second quarter of the 14th century
  • Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: 132 x 92 x 40 cm
  • Type: Spandrel
  • Medium: Polychrome granite

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