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Saint James the Lesser

Date:
13th century
Geography:
Made in Rhine Valley
Culture:
German
Medium:
Wood, painted, in some places over gesso and canvas
Dimensions:
H. 77 in. (195.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.32
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 9
This figure has been linked to sculpture of the Upper Rhine Valley, but there are closer stylistic affinities to Catalan sculpture, as seen by comparison with the adjacent figures.
[ Joseph Altounian, Maçon and Paris]; Private Collection, near Strasbourg; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (sold 1928)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art Treasures of the Metropolitan: A Selection from the European and Asiatic Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1952. no. 49, pp. 50, 57, 221.

Rorimer, James J., and William Holmes Forsyth. "The Medieval Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 6 (February 1954). p. 132.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide to the Collections: Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962. fig. 43.

Beeson, Nora B., ed. Guide to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972. no. 44, p. 221.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, edited by Kathleen Howard. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1983. no. 14, p. 365.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at The Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 46, no. 3 (Winter 1988-1989). p. 53.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, edited by Kathleen Howard. 2nd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. no. 14, p. 365.



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