Piece of history: Peter with the Key of Heaven

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Piece of history: Peter with the Key of Heaven
Sept. 22, 2022

The Prophet Elijah
Wood, unsigned, last quarter of 19th century

Peter was one of the most important apostles, testifying to Christ's life, teachings, death and resurrection. The key refers to the "key power" allegedly given to him by Jesus. Wooden statue from the pulpit in the St. Nicolaaskerk in Baarn. This pulpit was demolished in the late 1960s. The Amersfoort Kruisheren took care of six damaged statues and transferred them to their monastery.

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