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Relief Altarpiece with Saints Peter, Paul, and John the Baptist

Attributed to Gerardo di Mainardo (d.1422)
Made in Venice, Veneto, Italy
Limestone (Istrian limestone), painted and gilded
Overall: 66 7/8 x 40 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (169.9 x 102.6 x 11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: [on side]: MCCC/C.VIII./A DI.X/DOTV/BRIO./S.GIRAR/DO.TA/IAPIER/A.FEX/E.QV/ESTO./ALTAR/.D.MIS/ER.S.P/IERO.AR/EVER/ENITA/D.MI.S/DOME/NEDIO/E.D.MA/DONA./.SNTA./.MARIA./E DE T/ UTA LA. CORTE./CELES/TIAL/AMEN (translation: On the tenth day of October, 1408, messer Gerardo taiapera [stonecutter] made this altar to messer Saint Peter in reverence of messer Saint Lord God and of Sainted Mary and of all the Celestial Court, Amen)
Probably from San Benedetto, Venice; [ Cooper and Griffith Co., London (sold 1911)]
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lisbeth, and Jack Soultanian. Italian Medieval Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010. no. 47, pp. 226–234.

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