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Saint Peter the Apostle

Saint Peter the Apostle

Attributed to: Tiziano Aspetti (in circa 1600)

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In this partially gilded silver sculpture, Saint Peter holds a book in his hand with a text from the Bible meaning: 'I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven'. Saint Peter's traditional attribute, a key, is here replaced by the text. This sculpture and its pendant 'Saint Paul 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
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 16 cm
Length 26 cm
Height Error: 53,2 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Attributed to: Tiziano Aspetti
Accession number BEK 1133 (OK)
Credits Acquired with the collection of D.G. Van Beuningen, 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Creation date in circa 1600
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions Brons Hout Steen. Zeven eeuwen sculptuur in het Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Tiziano Aspetti

Padua circa 1559 - Pisa 1606

The mannerist sculptor Tiziano Aspetti learnt the trade of bronze casting in his family's studio. Between 1580 and 1600, he was one of the most prominent...

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