MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, Spanish
(14th century)

Door of "La Preciosa"

c. 1330
Stone
Cathedral, Pamplona

La Preciosa is the door of the chapter house in the Cathedral of Pamplona.

In Navarre, the fourteenth century saw the development of a sculptural style of great interest and purity, which, though clearly influenced by Burgos and León, shows signs of direct contact with France. The Cathedral of Pamplona possesses the most important body of sculpture of this kind. Work of great refinement, in which the French influence is clearly expressed, it includes the statues and reliefs of the doorway leading from the refectory to the cloister, carved sometime before 1330, and culminates in the door of the chapter house, called "La Preciosa".