The canopy enclosing his figure has been partially lost, but its original side shafts remain and are occupied by small, delicately painted figures enriched with silver stain. The style of the work is closely related to glass commissioned in 1339 for the west wall of the nave by Archbishop William Melton. Like the figure of St James the Greater in n2, it belongs to a series of standing figures and narrative panels of exceptional quality, now predominantly located in the south quire clerestory (S3 and S4). The series of apostle figures is one of the earliest in which each apostle is assigned a specific attribute. Simon, about whom little is known from Biblical sources, was sometimes represented with a boat in late medieval art, but the choice of a shell here may be intended to refer to his experience as a fisherman. The figure was probably inserted here between c1690 and 1730.