Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

Set within architectural niches, Saint Peter receives keys from Christ, signifying the authority vested in him. The elements of Peter’s dress—the papal tiara and pallium—distinguish him as pope and bishop of Rome.

Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter, Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead, German

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