Bay 05 - The Life of St James the Greater

 

Index to panels:
(Click captions below to open detailed view in this window or click the relevant panel on the diagrams to the left to open in a new window).

01 - Signature panel (A furrier selling a robe)
02 - Signature panel (A draper measuring striped cloth)

03 - Christ giving James his Mission to Galicia (?)

05 - James preaching to a crowd on the subject of the Eucharist
04 - Hermogenes sends his acolyte Philetus to attack James

06 - Philetus is won over by James' preaching

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07 - Philetus returns to Hermogenes and tells him of his conversion
08 - Hermogenes casts a spell on Philetus, paralysing him
09 - James sends Hermogenes' servant away with a piece of cloth
10 - When touched with the cloth, Philetus is freed from the spell
11 - Hermogenes sends two demons to capture James and Philetus

13 - Instead James commands them to bring Hermogenes to him
12 - The demons bind their former master and drag him to James
14 - Hermogenes is brought before James and Philetus
15 - James discusses Christian doctrine with Hermogenes
16 - Now converted, the sorcerer tries to burn his books
17 - James tells Hermogenes to throw his magic books into the sea
18 - Hermogenes and Philetus prostrate themselves as penitents
19 - Watched by James, Hermogenes destroys a pagan idol
21 - Hermogenes preaching Christianity to his former followers

20 - Angered by his preaching, the Jews have James imprisoned
22 - From prison, James gives a long sermon on the divinity of Christ
24 - A scribe, Josias, leads James on a rope
23 - Josias converts - and is then beaten on the High Priest's orders
25 - James and Josias are condemned to death by Herod
26 - James heals the lame as he and Josias are led away
27 - James and Josias are led out of the city gate to their execution

29 - Josias is beheaded before Herod
28 - James is beheaded

30 - Christ seated on a cloud between two candelabra, blessing

 

 

 

Overview:  
 

The story shown in this window follows the account given in the Golden Legend quite closely (Vol. II, pp.3-5 in the Princeton edition). See Delaporte & Houvet pp. 307-13 for more on the background and notes on condition.

 

 

 
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01 - Signature panel (A furrier selling a robe) 02 - Signature panel (A draper measuring striped cloth) 03 - Christ giving James his Mission to Galicia (?) 04 - Hermogenes sends his acolyte Philetus to attack James 05 - James preaching to a crowd on the subject of the Eucharist 06 - Instead of attacking James, Philetus is convinced by his preaching 07 - Philetus returns to Hermogenes and tells him of his conversion to Christianity 08 - The outraged Hermogenes casts a spell on Philetus, paralysing him 09 - Hermogenes sends his servant to James, who sends him back with a piece of cloth 10 - When Philetus is touched with the cloth, he is instantly freed from the spell 11 - Hermogenes sends two demons to capture James and Philetus 13 - Instead James commands the demons to bring Hermogenes to him 12 - The demons bind their former master and drag him to James 14 - Hermogenes is brought before James and Philetus 15 - James discusses Christian doctrine with Hermogenes 16 - Now converted, the sorcerer tries to burn his books 17 - James tells Hermogenes to throw his magic books into the sea 18 - Hermogenes and Philetus prostrate themselves before James as penitents 19 - Watched by James, Hermogenes destroys a pagan idol with an axe 20 - Angered by the success of his preaching, the Jews have James imprisoned 21 - The converted Hermogenes preaching Christianity to his former followers 22 - From his prison cell, James delivers a long sermon on the divinity of Christ 24 - A scribe, Josias, leads James on a rope, while the saint cures a paralytic 23 - Josias is converted by his captive and is beaten on the High Priest's orders 25 - James and Josias are brought before Herod and condemned to death 26 - James heals the lame as he and Josias are led off to their executions 27 - James and Josias are led out of the city gate to the place of execution 28 - James is beheaded 29 - Josias is beheaded before Herod 30 - Christ seated on a cloud between two candelabra, holding an orb and blessing