Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Saint Peter
  • Hans Waldburger
    circa 1570–circa 1630
    born: Innsbruck, Austria ; died: Salzburg, Austria
  • Saint Peter, early 1600s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • linden wood, polychromy, gilding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 143.5 x 47 x 38.1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 56 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 15 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1955.0089

The figure is constructed along simple clear lines. With the weight of the figure resting on the left leg, the right is placed forward slightly and thus forces its form to stand out strongly through the drapery. A generously draped mantle hangs over a high waisted undergarment. It is held together on the right shoulder and its corners are gathered up under the right arm, which is stretched out, the hand lifted. Figure points up.