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Plaquette - St Peter

St Peter

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt brass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette, probably made in Spain in about 1600, represents St. Peter looking upwards in remorse. Beside him is the cock which crowed after he had denied Christ three times.

Physical description

Gilt brass plaquette of St. Peter. St Peter is seen looking upwards in remorse; beside him is the cock which crowed after he had denied Christ three times.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


ca. 1600 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gilt brass


Height: 98 mm, Width: 69 mm

Descriptive line

Gilt brass plaquette of St. Peter, Spain, ca. 1600

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cf. Hill, G. F. The Whitcombe Greene plaquettes. The Burlington magazine for connoisseurs. XXX.1917, p. 110.
Cf. Braun, E. W. Archiv für Medaillen- und Plakettenkunde. III, 1921. no. 5. p. 17.
Cf. Braun, E. W. Die Bronzen der Sammlung Guido von Rhò in Wien. Wien: Schroll, 1908. pl. XLVIII, d. p. 30.
Cf. Costilla, Manuel Aullo. Ensayo de un Catálogo de Plaquetas o Bronces Religiosos Españoles. Arte Español. XVI, 1946-7. pl. II:9.
Cf. Wattenberg Garcia, Eloisa. Colección de platería, Museo de Valladolid. Valladolia, 1999. p. 88. cat. no. 92.
Cf. Weber, Ingrid. Deutsche, Niederländische und Französische Renaissanceplaketten. Herstellung: F. Bruckmann KG, München, 1975. pl. 298. no. 1043.

Subjects depicted

Cocks (birds)


Sculpture; Coins & Medals; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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