In this partially gilded silver sculpture, Saint Paul holds a book in his hand with a text from the Bible meaning: 'Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God'. Saint Paul's traditional attribute is a sword, which is here replaced by the text. This sculpture and its pendant 'Saint Peter the Apostel' were possibly commissioned by Laura Conzaga, duchess of Mantua.
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|Title||Saint Peter the Apostle|
|Material and technique||Silver-gilt|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 16 cm
Length 26 cm
Height 53.2 cm
|Accession number||BEK 1133 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Brons Hout Steen. Zeven eeuwen sculptuur in het Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen (1994)
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|