Sculptural detail of dragons holding a coat of arms, on the South Portal, 1516-18, by Joao de Castilho, 1470ñ1552, after a design by Diogo de Boitaca, Church of Santa Maria, at the Jeronimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery, a monastery of the Order of St Jerome, built in the 16th century in Late Gothic Manueline style, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal. The portal consists of double doors with a tympanum carved with scenes from the life of St Jerome, a statue of Henry the Navigator, many carved statues in niches, a statue of the Madonna and many flamboyant pinnacles and gables in Manueline style. The monastery is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Sculptural detail of dragons holding a coat of arms, on the South Portal, 1516-18, by Joao de Castilho, 1470ñ1552, after a design by Diogo de Boitaca, Church of Santa Maria, at the Jeronimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery, a monastery of the Order of St Jerome, built in the 16th century in Late Gothic Manueline style, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal. The portal consists of double doors with a tympanum carved with scenes from the life of St Jerome, a statue of Henry the Navigator, many...
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