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Statue - St James the Greater

St James the Greater

  • Object:

    Statue

  • Place of origin:

    France (north, made)

  • Date:

    late 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W.L Hildburgh, F.S.A

  • Museum number:

    A.16-1939

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Saint stands holding his staff in his right hand an a book in his left. The scallop shell, his characteristic emblem as a pilgrim of Compostela, appears on his tall hat and again at the neck of his robe. This figure is French in origin, but the work is not sufficiently characterized to be able to make definite regional ascription.

Physical description

Statuette, Limestone with traces of colour. The Saint stands holding his staff in his right hand an a book in his left. The scallop shell, his characteristic emblem as a pilgrim of Compostela, appears on his tall hat and again at the neck of his robe.

Place of Origin

France (north, made)

Date

late 14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stone

Dimensions

Height: 122.6 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr W.L Hildburgh, F.S.A.

Descriptive line

Stone polychrome French 14th cent

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gillerman, D (ed.) Gothic Sculpture in America. The New England Museums. New York and London, 1989, cat. no. 256, pp.353-55.

Materials

Stone

Subjects depicted

Scallop shell; Staff; Book

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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