The arch on the right is also organized through two archivolts and a third one that works as rain gutters. Here the ichnography must also be adjusted to a small space, but it is organized in an innovative way, longitudinally, as would be done later in the Gothic. The theme represented is the Final Judgment, it is presided over by the heads of Christ in the center of the main archivolt, and Saint Michael in the lower archivolt, since he was in charge of weighing the souls. They carry signs in their hands that would allude to the blessed and the damned, but whose message has not reached our days.


  • Title: Right arch of the Portico of Glory
  • Creator: Master Mateo
  • Date Created: ca. 1168-1188
  • Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Type: Arch
  • Medium: Granite

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