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Jesus appoints Peter as head of the church. Engraving.


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With one hand Jesus points to the keys Peter is holding; with the other he points to a part of a flock of lambs; this refers to Christ's instruction, "Feed my lambs" to Peter following the resurrection (John 21.15) Bible. N.T. Matthew 16.18-19. Miniatures in the border show Saint Peter with the keys and Saint John the Baptist with a reed cross

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Christ's charge to Peter

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London : Thomas Kelly and co.

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1 print : line engraving with etching ; image 18.7 x 13.4 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 22537i

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