One of the most innovative aspects of the Portico of Glory are the foundations, which are taller than the others in the cathedral, because in them are represented different monsters and fantastic beasts, like lions, bears, or gryphons. These are squashed, and they could represent the evil and sins that are oppressed by de glory of God


  • Title: Foundations of Portico of Glory
  • Creator: Master Mateo
  • Date Created: 1168-1188
  • Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Type: Foundation
  • Medium: Granite

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