Saints Peter and Andrew
Panel from an altarpiece; companion panels are in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn (GK141); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (07.646); Heinz Kisters Collection, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland; (formerly) the Kulturhistorisches Museum, Magdeburg (GK506, destroyed); and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (2007.208.1, 2007.208.2).
Master of the Holy Kinship, German (active Cologne), active c. 1470/80 - c. 1515
Peter holds the keys to the kingdom of heaven; Andrew carries the X-shaped cross of his martyrdom. This composition belongs to a group of seven individual panels that together probably formed the predella, or base, of a lost altarpiece. Before it was dismantled, the predella would have displayed all twelve apostles flanking a scene of Christ and the Virgin Mary.
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