Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Saint Peter (?)

ca. 1440
Made in Salzburg, Austria
Limewood with paint
Overall: 30 x 16 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (76.2 x 42.5 x 32.4 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1964
Accession Number:
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.

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