St Peter Holding the Keys of Heaven Religious Needlepoint Antique Picture

Origin: Italy or France   Period: Early 20th century

A very refined and elegant picture depicting St Peter holding the keys to heaven. The face of the Saint and his hands are made of very expressive and fine printed paper details, while the clothes, the key and the beautiful and shaded background are made in masterful needlepoint embroidery.
The Aurea of St. Peter and a decorative oval mount around the oval plus other decorative details are created with small silver beads.
Original wooden ebonised frame and backboard.
One of the most iconic symbols of Christianity - and of the Roman Catholic Church in particular  - other than Jesus and Mary.
Jesus gave an important power to Peter: "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Mattew 16:19
Italian or French
Early 20th century


Width: 28.00 cm (11 in)

Height: 30.50 cm (12 in)

Price: £165.00 (approx €198)

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