(active 1090s)

Puerta de las Platerías

Cathedral of Santiago, Compostela

The work on the cathedral of Santiago was started in 1077-78. The work of the stone masons, and this includes sculptural work, was directed by the "admirable master" Bernard, whose workshop employed fifty stone masons. Besides the capitals in the interior which are an adaptation of ancient Corinthian foliage, it is the large portals that contain the important works of the Spanish early Romanesque period. However, the only portal still in existence is the Puerta de las Platerías - the portal of the silversmiths - in the south transept, which was completed using some fragments from the other portals.