This ‘angel’ depicts Saint Peter and is found in the crypt of Rosslyn Chapel. The carving is known to be of St. Peter because of the artifacts he holds – a cross with a long shaft (as a kind of sceptre indicative of his prominence) and a scroll. The latter is the Law of the Lord handed to St Peter by Jesus Christ. The long shafted cross was later replaced by two keys but occasionally three in number.

Since the restoration began some of the carvings, the one above is an example, have been painted with colours. This is an attempt to return the carvings to how they would have appeared prior to the Reformation which condemned them as idolatrous. From the historical point of view this is laudable and is to be commended.