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This statue can be identified as St Peter from the symbols commonly associated with him; a book of scripture and the key of heaven. One of four statues along with St Andrew, St Paul and the This statue can be identified as St Peter from the symbols commonly associated with him; a book of scripture and the key of heaven. It is one of four statues along with St Andrew, St Paul and the Virgin Mary and child that originally occupied niches on the West Gable tower of Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders. They were carved in the early 15th century when Melrose Abbey was being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Richard II in 1385. Much of the sculpture at Melrose was deliberately damaged and defaced during the Scottish Reformation. The statue remained relatively unscathed but it was removed and copied to preserve it from weathering in 1980s. It is now on display in the Commondator's House Museum at Melrose Abbey.
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Early 15th Century
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Dimensions
h 1030mm (h 3' 4 9/16")
dia 380mm (dia 1' 2 15/16")
w 80kg (w 176 3/8lbs)
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MEL/scp/10

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