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Saint Peter Receiving the Souls of the Blessed into Heaven
Saint Peter Receiving the Souls of the Blessed into Heaven

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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This panel fragment shows Saint Peter receiving the souls of the blessed in to heaven. Jesus called his disciple Peter the rock upon which he would build his community and so Peter is associated with the foundation of the Christian church. In the centre of the fragment is the figure of God the Father. On his right is an angel playing a lute and on his left an angel playing a small harp. The tonsured head on the left is that of St Peter and in the centre is the top of the archway which represents the gate of heaven.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

1450–1500

Medium

alabaster

Measurements

H 17.6 x W 25.5 x D 4.3 cm

Accession number

NCM 1925-225

Acquisition method

purchased from Mr F. G. Fenton of Messrs Fenton Ltd, 1925

Work type

Relief


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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