Saint Peter as the First Pope


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305

Indentified by his papal tiara, the apostle Peter wears an ornately decorated ecclesiastical vestment (chasuble). The keys signifying his role as guardian of the gates to Heaven, which were given to him by Christ, are missing. The inscription indicates that the sculpture was commissioned by Bernat Pere, chaplain at the cathedral, who died in 1348.

Saint Peter as the First Pope, Pine partially covered with canvas, gesso, and paint, Catalan

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