'St James the Greater', carving

'St James the Greater', carving

'St James the Greater'
Carving
Spain (Santiago de Compostela)
About 1600-1700
Jet
Museum no. A.17-1953
Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh FSA

St James the Greater (Santiago) was the patron saint of Spain. His shrine at Santiago de Compostela was the goal of many pilgrims, hence he is shown wearing a pilgrim's hat and carrying a staff.