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Saint Peter

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Frontal standing figure on open circular base, hollow cast in one piece and with an attachment pin inserted in its unfinished back. Carrying an open book upright in his right hand and a large key with a heart-shaped finial in his left, Saint Peter wears a belted tunic with wide sleeves buttoned...

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Provenance

1446, possibly part of the baptismal font, St. Martin at Hall, Tournay [see note 1]. 1955, consigned by Gerard J. Stora to Raphael Stora, New York (stock no. C-140-3a-b); 1956, sold by Stora to the MFA for $3,100 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: April 12, 1956) NOTES: [1] This suggestion was made by Hanns Swarzenski in his curatorial recommendation for the purchase of this object and its companion (MFA accession nos. 56.263 and 56.264). [2] MFA object numbers 56.263 and 56.264 were purchased together.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Tournai, Medieval (Gothic), mid-15th century (?)

Object Place

Dinant, Belgium

Dimensions

28.7 x 11.1 x 7.7 cm (11 5/16 x 4 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.263

Medium or Technique

Latten (77.3% copper, 19.1% zinc, 1.7% lead, 1.9% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork