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Culture
English
Title
Saint Peter. Etching.
Work Type
Etchings.
Description
1 print
A fisherman on the lake of Genezareth in Galilee, Saint Peter was, with his brother Andrew, the first of the Apostles. His name was Simon; he was renamed Peter (Kephas in Aramaic, Petros in Greek) by Jesus to indicate that he would be the cornerstone (petra) of the Church. Often depicted with one or two keys, representing his role as gatekeeper of heaven. In the Middle Ages he was invoked against fevers, bouts of madness and snake-bite, and a branding-iron called "the key of St. Peter", was used on men and animals to cure rabies
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Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
V0032868.jpg
SSID
24866711

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