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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    second half of the 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    A.91-1918

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This terracotta statuette representing St. Peter was made in the second half of the 16th century Germany. The saint is in half relief and holds a key in his right hand and an open book in his left. The base is decorated in front with a cherub's head in relief. The base is chipped, the paint flaked off in places. The saint wears an inner robe, painted white, and two outer robes painted scarlet and blue. The base is painted black. There are traces of gilding.

Physical description

Terracotta statuette of St. Peter. The saint is in half relief and holds a key in his right hand and an open book in his left. The base is decorated in front with a cherub's head in relief. The base is chipped, the paint flaked off in places. The saint wears an inner robe, painted white, and two outer robes painted scarlet and blue. The base is painted black. There are traces of gilding.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

second half of the 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 6.75 in, Width: 5 in

Descriptive line

Terracotta statuette of St Peter; German, second half of 16th century.

Materials

Terracotta

Subjects depicted

Key; Cherub; Book

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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