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Toledo Cathedral: El Transparente (Detail)

El Transparente (Detail)

Lower part of El Transparente, directly behind the main altar. A wall of marble and florid baroque alabaster sculpture, the Baroque altarpiece was created in 1729-1732 by sculptor Narcisco Tomé, who cut a skylight in the ceiling to give it proper illumination. In addition to this Madonna, the altar's sculptures include angels, a Last Supper in alabaster, and the Ascension of the Virgin.

Credit: Holly Hayes