The “Dogmatic Sarcophagus”: Detail, Peter's arrest and water miracle

The arrest of St. Peter in Rome and his miraculous provision of baptismal water while in prison are from the apocrypha. On the sarcophagus frontal the right edge has broken off, so we see only Peter and the trunks of the two guards seeking baptism, but not the water. The staff with which Peter would have struck the stone wall is also gone, though it appears on the left in the scene of his arrest. As in many images of this event the soldiers wear short tunics, military boots, and pannonian caps.

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Photographed at the Museo Pio Cristiano by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.