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

Saint Peter (?)

Date:
ca. 1440
Geography:
Made in Salzburg, Austria
Culture:
Austrian
Medium:
Limewood with paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 30 x 16 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (76.2 x 42.5 x 32.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1964
Accession Number:
64.312
Not on view
Although this sculpture does not hold the keys to heaven, which are commonly associated with Peter, the saint was typically represented in the Middle Ages as he is here, with a balding head, some white curly hair, and a beard. This figure may have been one of a series of the twelve apostles included in an altarpiece, perhaps the lower, predella section.
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum(sold 1952?) ; [ Otto Bernheimer, Munich (sold 1960)] ; [his sale, Münchener Kunstversteigerungshaus Weinmüller, Munich(Dec. 9-10, 1960, (sale, Weinmuller, Dec. 1960, no. 723)] ; [ Wolfgang Hofstätter, Vienna (1960?–sold 1964)]
Mittelalterliches und barockes Kunstgewerbe, Textilien und Teppiche, Möbel, Skulpturen, Gemälde und Graphik, aussereuropäische Kunst. Munich: Weinmüller, December 9–10, 1960. no. 723, p. 64, fig. 723.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at The Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 46, no. 3 (Winter 1988-1989). p. 25, plate 128, fig. 723.



Related Objects

Triptych with Scenes from the Passion of Christ

Artist: Possibly Master Pertoldus (Berthold Schauer?) Date: 1494 Medium: Silver, silver gilt, mother-of-pearl, bone, and cold enamel Accession: 69.226 On view in:Gallery 14

Standing Virgin and Child

Artist: Attributed to Niclaus Gerhaert von Leyden (North Netherlandish, active Strasbourg, ca. 1462–died 1473 Vienna) Date: ca. 1470 Medium: Boxwood, tinted lips and eyes Accession: 1996.14 On view in:Gallery 13

Saints Christopher, Eustace, and Erasmus (Three Helper Saints)

Artist: Tilman Riemenschneider (German, 1460–1531) Date: ca. 1500–1505 Medium: Limewood Accession: 61.86 On view in:Gallery 20

Enthroned Virgin

Date: ca. 1490–1500 Medium: Limewood with gesso, paint and gilding Accession: 2010.446 On view in:Gallery 16

Seated Bishop

Artist: Tilman Riemenschneider (German, 1460–1531) Date: ca. 1495 Medium: Limewood and gray-black stain Accession: 1970.137.1 On view in:Gallery 20