Saint James the Lesser

Workshop of Gil de Siloe Spanish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305

The apostle Saint James was one of seven original statues that adorned the summit of the wall tomb of Juan de Padilla, a young knight in the service of the Spanish kings. In style and composition, the statuette recalls the sculpture of Gil de Siloe, yet the quality of execution suggests the hand of a workshop assistant. The tomb is now in the Museo de Burgos.

Saint James the Lesser, Workshop of Gil de Siloe (Spanish, active 1475–1505), Alabaster, Spanish

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