SANTIAGO MATAMOROS


This icon represents St. James, in battle with the moors. The Moslims in the 17th and 18th century were avowed enemies of the Catholic church. Complete iconography of St. James has the Moslems at the foot of the horse being defeated by St. James. Unfortunately, the icon is incomplete. This is a 19th century icon. St. James is represented as a soldier in full battle gear, with helmet, sword and body armor.