|VAL D'AOSTA - Aosta|
|FILE : Cathedral 11|
|TITLE : St. James the More|
LOCATION: Aosta, Cathedral, window nVII
DIMENSIONS: lancet window composed by 2 panels; h. 180 cms. x w. 85 cms.
PROVENANCE: original location (?)
CHRONOLOGY: beginning of the XVI century
AUTHORS: local school
PATRONAGE: Capitolo della Cattedrale (?)
SUBJECT: St. James the More, Apostle, Martyr. Brother of Saint John the Evangelist and cousin of Our Lord. Feast 25 July, anniversary of his translation to Compostella. Represented middle-aged, with a long grey beard, holding a crucifix. His emblems are those of the pilgrim: a staff, a purse with a scallop shell and a hat. Tiled floor. Rich border with floral motifs.
CRITICAL NOTES: The stained glass window ("studied and planned with no extreme care for details" according to Toesca, 1911) can hardly be judged in view of the present state of preservation.
CONDITIONS: in very poor condition: many tesseras (especially in the first panel) have been lost and substituted with modern glass.The grisaille is almost completely effaced.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: see Bibl. Aosta Cathedral .
PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE: Archivio CVMA Italia – Dono Mons. Garino
EDITOR: Emanuela Cappa, May 2003