About the Image:
This statue of the Apostle James. Saint James, also known as the Apostle James or James the Greater, was one of Jesus Christ’s 12 disciples. He was honored with a favored position by Jesus Christ and was one of the twelve chosen disciples of Jesus. He was also one of three men in Christ’s inner circle. The others were James’ brother John and Simon Peter. The apostle James is mentioned in all four Gospels and his martyrdom is cited in Acts 12:2.
The statue is in a standing position with hands clasping his robe and another holding a book, likely a Bible. The figure is wearing a long robe with intricate patterns. There are also intricate patterns in his hair and beard. The statue is mounted on a pointed base with a patterned border.
The statue was made in North Germany around 1350. It is made of copper alloy, cast and gilt, and measures 12 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches 1.
The statue is an example of medieval art from the region of North Germany. It was created using the technique of appliqué, which involves attaching pieces of metal to a larger metal surface to create a design 1.