Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter

Date:
ca. 1315–20
Geography:
Made in Cologne, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Dimensions:
Overall: 28 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (71.8 x 34.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.55.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
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 1928)]
Hayward, Jane. "Stained-Glass Windows." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 30, no. 3 (December 1971-January 1972). p. 123.

Caviness, Madeline H., ed. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: New England and New York (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist I). Studies in the History of Art, Vol. 15. Washington, D.C.: National Art Gallery, 1985. p. 106.

Husband, Timothy B., and Charles T. Little. Europe in the Middle Ages. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. 96, pp. 103-104.

Burn, Barbara, ed. The Life of Christ: Images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. ill. p. 46.



Related Objects

Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter

Date: ca. 1315–20 Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead Accession: 29.55.1 On view in:Gallery 304

Angels Swinging Censers

Date: ca. 1170 Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead Accession: 1977.346.1 On view in:Gallery 304

Game Piece with a Scene from the Life of Apollonius of Tyre

Date: ca. 1170 Medium: Walrus ivory Accession: 1996.224 On view in:Gallery 304

Scenes from the Legend of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics

Date: ca. 1245–47 Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead Accession: 24.167a-k On view in:Gallery 304

Stained Glass Panel with Saint Roch, the van Merle Family Arms and a Donor

Date: 16th century Medium: Pot metal, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain Accession: 12.216a–c On view in:Gallery 306