St Peter's Tomb
Gold-plated bronze. Eighteenth century.
keys, which are also called the Supreme Keys or the Sacred Keys,
are the emblem itself of the Church of Rome, the symbol of papal
authority, since Christ entrusted them to the Prince of the Apostles
St Peter. In this work, the fine craftsmanship should be noted
both in the bronze casting and in the precision of the chased
work which can be appreciated especially in the cord that holds
the two keys together and the pendant below.
few of the many items on display in the Treasury Museum