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Relief Altarpiece with Saints Peter, Paul, and John the Baptist

Attributed to Gerardo di Mainardo (d. 1422)
Made in Venice, Veneto, Italy
Limestone from the Istrian peninsula, painted and gilded
Overall: 66 7/8 x 40 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (169.9 x 102.6 x 11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: [on side]: MCCC/C.VIII./A DI.X/DOTV/BRIO./S.GIRAR/DO.TA/IAPIER/A.FEX/E.QV/ESTO./ALTAR/.D.MIS/ER.S.P/IERO.AR/EVER/ENITA/D.MI.S/DOME/NEDIO/E.D.MA/DONA./.SNTA./.MARIA./E DE T/ UTA LA. CORTE./CELES/TIAL/AMEN (translation: On the tenth day of October, 1408, messer Gerardo taiapera [stonecutter] made this altar to messer Saint Peter in reverence of messer Saint Lord God and of Sainted Mary and of all the Celestial Court, Amen)
Probably from San Benedetto, Venice; [ Cooper and Griffith Co., London (sold 1911)]
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lisbeth, and Jack Soultanian. Italian Medieval Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010. no. 47, pp. 226–234.

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