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St Peter: M.59-1904

Object information


St Peter


Uncertain Unknown (Maker)


Tortoise shell, pressed. Rectangular. Three-quarter length figure of St Peter seated with hands clasped at his chest. On his left are a book and keys. In the background there are rocks and shrubs, amid which at top right is a cock facing to the left. Remains of wooden frame down right edge on the back.

Legal notes

McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.0 cm
Width: 9.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE


Accessioned as German, and reattributed to Flemish

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Tortoise shell

Techniques used in production

Pressed : Tortoise shell, pressed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.59-1904
Primary reference Number: 30489
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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