Gil de Siloe
St. James the Greater
Alabaster, gold, and paint
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cloisters Collection (accession no. 69.88)
Made in Burgos, Spain
This exemplar of the St. James as Pilgrim type has all the common attributes: the pilgrim's staff with a hook for a water gourd, the broad-brimmed hat with cockle-shell and crossed-staffs emblems, and the book. He wears the usual archaizing garments, a cape over a long tunic, as well as a broad stole (seen below his right forearm). The stole is worn by priests when celebrating the sacraments.
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Source of photo, date, media, and provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art