This beautiful Meissen porcelain figure features a female pilgrim holding a scallop shell, representative of St. James the Great. Those who have made the journey known as "The Way of St. James" use the shell to represent the sea shore where James stood when Jesus called him to follow his teachings. Excellent condition.
Provenance: The Maridon Museum, Butler, Pennsylvania
The figure bears the Meissen blue "crossed swords" mark and the incised number "680.X1"
Late 19th / Early 20th century
11 3/8" high
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