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|
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|
|Age artist||About 41 years old|
|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|
All about the artist
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel