Set within architectural niches, Saint Peter receives keys from Christ, signifying the authority vested in him. The elements of Peter’s dress—the papal tiara and pallium—distinguish him as pope and bishop of Rome.
[ Roy Grosvenor Thomas, New York (sold 1929)]
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