MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, Spanish
(active late 12th century)
Santo Domingo, Soria
The west wall of the church of Santo Domingo in Soria is dominated by a double row of arcades, almost ornamental in character, and is broken up in the centre by a large recessed entrance featuring a large number of columns.
The portal has an elaborated archivolt with Biblical characters and scenes, including the 24 elders of the Apocalypse, the Massacre of the Innocents, the youth, the Passion and the death of Christ. The tympanum has representations of the God the Father sitting with the Child, four angels with the symbols of the Evangelists, the prophet Isaiah and the Virgin Mary. The capitals on the jambs of the entry feature biblical scenes from the Genesis and the life of Christ.