Santiago Matamoros

Mexico, 19th century
Painted wood
From my collection

This is a more demure form of the image type in which St. James the Greater brandishes his sword against the Moors at the Battle of Clavijo. Little bells circle the horse's body.

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Photo: Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.