SILOE, Diego de
(c. 1495-1563)

Christ at the Column

Polychrome wood
Diocesan Museum of the Cathedral, Burgos

Diego de Siloe after completing the Golden Staircase in the Cathedral of Burgos between 1519 and 1523, carved the retable of the Condestable's Chapel in collaboration with Felipe Bigarny (Vigarny). Siloe's style is characterized by a pathos best expressed in the superb Christ at Burgos. In 1525 he started work on the choir stalls of San Benito in Valladolid. His influence was as great in Andalusia as in Castile.