A Renaissance St. James as pilgrim


Gil de Siloé (Burgos, Castile-León, Spain), Saint James the Greater, c. 1489–93, alabaster with traces of paint and gilding, 45.9 x 17.4 x 12.5 cm (The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art), an Expanded Renaissance Initiative video, speakers: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris


Additional resources

This sculpture at The Cloisters

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Read more about the tomb for Juan II and Isabel of Portugal that this sculpture comes from on Smarthistory

K. Woods, Cut in Alabaster: A Material of Sculpture and Its European Traditions (Brepols, 2018)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Beth Harris, "A Renaissance St. James as pilgrim," in Smarthistory, June 20, 2020, accessed January 27, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/james-pilgrim-siloe/.