St. James the Greater

El Greco1610 - 1614

Museo del Greco

Museo del Greco
Toledo, Spain

The apostle that, according to Spanish tradition, was buried in Santiago de Compostela, is usually depicted with shells, a crook and a hat. However, in this piece in the museum he is shown carrying a small stick, a symbol not commonly seen with the pilgrim.


  • Title: St. James the Greater
  • Creator Lifespan: 1541 - 1614
  • Creator Nationality: Greek
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Toledo, Spain
  • Creator Birth Place: Crete
  • Date Created: 1610 - 1614
  • Painter: El Greco
  • Original Tittle: Santiago El Mayor
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: CERES

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