“Live with passion and compassion, proceed with optimism, value disciplined thinking, be open to intimacy and love the mystery.” - Saint Peter, apostle of Jesus
18th Century Italian Baroque Polychrome Gilt Reliquary Bust of Saint Peter. Intricately hand-carved detail highlighting St. Peter’s signature beard and receding hairline, oval-shaped cavity in the chest which once housed a sacred relic of the saint, such as a portion of a bone. It is believed that these physical objects associated with saints contained healing powers and performed miracles through God. Saint Peter, a.k.a. Simon Peter was apostle of Jesus, credited as prominent leader of the apostles and 1st Pope of the Catholic church.
Place of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 18"h or 13.75" without base, 13.75 width
Condition: Very good antique condition
Wear: Consistent with age and use