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I carve the original in clay and cast the statues by hand in our workshop in Natchez, Mississippi. Statues come boxed, can go outside, come with a history card, and can stand or hang. The card states the following:

St. James the Greater was one of the twelve apostles. His connection with walking and running long distances arose because the alleged site of his relics, in Compostela, Spain, became one of the most important pilgrimage destinations of Christianity. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries, half a million or more people per year made the thousand-mile pilgrimage from western France to Compostela. Today, thousands of people each year continue to make this pilgrimage on foot, carrying backpacks and making the thousand-mile walk (sometimes run) across the same paths people have been taking for eight hundred years. A connection between extreme physical exertion and spirituality lies at the deepest level of many religions: examples are walking Zen and the marathon monks of Mt. Hiei. This small statue of St. James shows him walking. The shell he wears was the symbol of the medieval Christian pilgrim. In his left hand he carries a gourd, the medieval canteen. He strolls with one of the other creatures who, like pilgrims, inhabit the route to Compostela.

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 3.5 (w) 2.5 (d) inches

St. James Statue: Patron Walkers, Runners, Pilgrims

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: hand painted cast stone
  • Only ships to United States from Mississippi, United States.
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