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Saints Peter and Dorothy
Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece

Saint Peter carries the keys to heaven and hell. Saint Dorothy wears a garland of flowers, including roses, and carries the same flowers in her basket, an allusion to the miraculous gift of fruit and flowers a child messenger brought to an unbeliever after her execution.

Dating from about 1505-10, this is one of two shutters of an altarpiece.

Key facts
Artist Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece
Artist dates active about 1470 to about 1510
Full title Saints Peter and Dorothy
Date made probably 1505-10
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 125.7 x 71.1 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Consort's wish, 1863
Inventory number NG707
Location in Gallery Room 62
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