Overall: 30 x 16 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (76.2 x 42.5 x 32.4 cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1964
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.
Artist: Attributed to Niclaus Gerhaert von Leyden (North Netherlandish, active Strasbourg, ca. 1462–died 1473 Vienna)Date: ca. 1470Medium: Boxwood, tinted lips and eyesAccession: 1996.14On view in:Gallery 13