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Title:St. James
Date Made:16th century
Type:Stained Glass
Measurements:panel: 9 3/4 in.; 24.765 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.224
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

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The image features a round stained glass pane with a double-layered black border. The artist only used shades of white, yellow, and brown to depict the scene. The central figure is portrayed as a light-skinned old man with gray hair and a medium-length beard. The man is dressed in all-white attire with a black belt and a yellow-bordered white cape. He is holding a yellow-colored staff with a white gourd tied to it in his left hand and an open book in his right. He is depicted reading the book while walking on a rural path filled with greenish-yellow grass. He is barefoot and has a yellow-colored halo around his head. This figure is standing amidst a landscape setting with a massive bastion or tower partially ruined in the left corner, while a tree with lush yellow leaves is depicted on the right. A clear white sky and gray mountains can also be seen in the far distance. (Wasifa Orthy '26)

narrative; men; nature; religion; decoration and ornament; shape; symbolism; symmetry; windows; halos; exterior; books

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