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Relief - St Peter and St Andrew

St Peter and St Andrew

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl in a gilt mount

  • Museum number:

    A.30-1928

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief in mother of pearl was probably made in the late 15th century South Germany. This represents St. Andrew holding a large cross and St. Peter holding his key.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief in a gilt mount with a loop, depicting St Peter and St Andrew. On the right St Andrew holds a large cross in his arms, on the left St. Peter turns towards St. Andrew, holding his key across his body with his left hand. Both saints have long mantles. The relief is convex. The mount covers the back and is engraved with the monogram IHS with a cross above it and below a heart pierced with three darts.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)

Date

late 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl in a gilt mount

Marks and inscriptions

'IHS' with a cross above and a heart pierced with three darts below
the back

Dimensions

Diameter: 4 cm

Object history note

es Sneyd Collection

Descriptive line

Carved mother of pearl relief in gilt mount depicting St Peter and St Andrew, South Germany, late 15th century

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Review of the Principal Acquisitions During the Year 1928. London. p. 9.

Subjects depicted

Crosses (objects); Key; Saint

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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