(active 1090s in Compostela)

Puerta de las Platerías (detail)

Cathedral of Santiago, Compostela

The detail of this portal represents King David. A work by the Master of las Platerías - probably the same personality as Master Esteban, son of the Cathedral architect - the prophet David is still impregnated with elements from the art of Toulouse almost contemporaneous with the Puerta de las Platerías, carved at the very end of the 11th century. However, the less numerous folds, the more strongly affirmed relief, and the general simplification result in a more realistic, if less refined, art than the Languedoc models.