Baptismal Shell

Silver-Plated Baptismal Shell

Product Code: 8070922

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Silver-plated Baptismal Shell
Silver-plated Baptismal Shell

The scallop shell is the traditional emblem of St James who was a fisherman by trade until he left his family to follow Jesus. Instead of fishing for scallops, he was to become, in Jesus' words 'a fisher of people'.

The association of James with the scallop has also been traced to a legend that he once rescued a knight covered in scallops. An alternative version holds that while James’ remains were being transported to Galicia from Jerusalem, the horse fell in to water and emerged covered in scallops.