Two deacons are erected above chapiters made of acanthus leaves, medieval interpretation of classical Corinth, and molded hexagonal cymatium. They wear alb or dalmatic, and, as servants of the Church, they carry cult objects in their hands. Unfortunately, these objects are lost, but their bases seem to indicate that they were candelabras and candlestick holders.
They are a magnificent example of the progressive interest on naturalism that Gothic sculpture showed. Although their heavy wide pleated clothes hide the figures’ anatomy and endow them with the typical solemnity of a column, the contrapposto that can be observed in the feet provides some movement and contributes to break frontality and symmetry. The illusion of a leg slightly bent, which is more noticeable in Deacon 2, makes the feet exceed the limits of the base, as if the statue would want to free itself from its condition, performing, at the same time, the everyday gesture of self-supporting the body weight when standing for a long time.