Sundial in Tamsweg

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Sundial on the parish church in Tamsweg, Austria

This sundial on the parish church of Tamsweg was created in 1741. It shows James, son of Zebedee (Jakobus, Sohn des Zebedäus) The saint is also known as James the Great (Jakobus, der Ältere). The depiction of this structure refers to the fact that James is the patron of the church.

On the painting, he is depicted as a pilgrim. An indication of this interpretation is the pilgrim’s staff in his hand and the scallop shell on his shoulder. [German]

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