Saint James was one of the twelve apostles and known as James the Greater because he was the tallest of Jesus' followers. He was also one of 3 witnesses to the Transfiguration of Christ and His agony in Gethsemane. He was the first of the apostles to die for the Christian faith. He is represented by a pilgrim's staff and is the patron saint of pilgrims. The beautiful Saint James statue by Jeweled Cross is made of fine pewter. He is shown holding a staff and wearing traditional robes.