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Saint Peter the Apostle

Author, school, workshop
Georg Zeller
Early Baroque
Material and technique
Oak wood; carving techniques
Height 110 cm
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wroclaw, Poland
The saint stands upright, his head turning slightly to the left. In his right hand, bent at the elbow and raised, he holds a large key, while with his left he presses a book clasped to his stomach, his hand embracing its top cover.

He has the face of a mature man with wide-set eyes under gentle arches of eyebrows; a short beard and moustache, curly hair exposing his ears, fringe over a high forehead with curves.

He is dressed in a barefoot robe with a collar and long sleeves with rolled-up cuffs. Thrown over his left shoulder is a toga wrapping the left side of his torso in cascades of folds, the hem of which is flung over his left hand.