Mezquita-Catedral

Chapel of Santa Inés

Its second founding occurred in the final decades of the 15th century, a moment in which it was linked to four chaplaincies. One of them, that corresponding to the Cathedral' s Music Chapel, would result in many Chapel masters being the chaplains of it. 

The ceiling is configured with a dome resting on pendentives. A highlight here is not only the plasterwork decoration, but also the presence of other motifs such as the palm, sword, lamb and laurel wreath, attributes linked to the representation of the person it is named after, Saint Agnes.

The involvement of the French sculptor Baltasar Dreveton established the rococo appearance that characterises this space. Its maximum representation can be seen on the altarpiece which combines red and black jasper with white marble. The composition, inspired by Roman models, is configured as a single body that appears structured through classic columns and pilasters. These brackets support the complex cover, based on an arc with an ovoid profile. Its interior is a glory which links to the alcove where Saint Agnes can be found. This sculpture, the work of Miguel Verdiguier, follows the traditional iconography of the saint.

The railing of the chapel, designed by Hernán Ruiz III and commissioned from the master railing maker Pedro Sánchez Cardeñosa, is one of the most noteworthy elements.

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