1670-79 (Baroque). Gold, enamel, emeralds, diamonds. The religious Order of St. James (Sant Iago) was a military order established in 1171 at the pilgrimage cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain to protect it from attacks. Pilgrims to the church frequently ate scallops and attached the empty shells to their hats. Members of the order adopted the scallop shell as their badge.
Creatures of the order Artiodactyla- vintage inspired science poster by Kelsey Oseid