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James between two praying pilgrims

  • Saint James between two praying pilgrims. Pilgrimage Museum. Santiago de Compostela © Ministerio de Cultura

    Saint James between two praying pilgrims. Pilgrimage Museum. Santiago de Compostela © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

1476-1600

Original title

Santiago entre dos peregrinos orantes
Museum of Santiago and the Pilgrimages
Santiago de Compostela
A Coruña, Galicia

This item is especially interesting from an artistic and historical point of view, and is part of a very important kind of production from Santiago workshops in the 15th and 16th centuries.

This jet sculpture was made in the Santiago workshops to be sold as a souvenir for pilgrims coming mainly from Central Europe and England. It comes from the old Kunstkammer of the Princes of Oettingen-Wallerstein, in the castle of Harburg, where it always had a special place as an object of worship, until the owners had to get rid of part of the collection in the Second World War. From an artistic point of view, it has a high quality technique: the surprising realism of the faces and clothing shows the great skill of the jet craftsmen.

Details of the work

Object
Sculpture

Dimensions
Height = 11 cm; Width = 6 cm; Depth = 2,50 cm

Place of production
Santiago workshop

  

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