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The St. Peter Icon of Dumbarton Oaks
Kurt Weitzmann

This short booklet accompanied the acquisition of the St. Peter icon in 1982. According to Weitzmann, “The acquisition of an icon of majestic size and outstanding quality is a major event in the history of Dumbarton Oaks.” The author dates the icon, surveys the iconography of St. Peter, and concludes with a discussion on the use and function of icons in Byzantine society.