Antonio Vivarini
St. James the Greater

1449
In the Polyptych of the Virgin and Child
Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč, Croatia

The staff is the attribute of St. James as pilgrim, referring to the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. To signal his status as an apostle, he has a gospel book, archaizing garments (tunic and pallium), and bare feet.

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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.