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Initial P with the Martyrdom of Saint Peter Martyr

Date:
second half 13th century
Culture:
Italian, Bologna
Medium:
Tempera and ink on parchment
Dimensions:
3 1/8 x 2 13/16 in. (7.9 x 7.1 cm)
Classification:
Books & Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, 1923
Accession Number:
23.21.2
Not on view
Saint Peter Martyr, a hero of the Dominican order who was murdered by heretics in 1253, was named a saint within two weeks! When the Dominicans established their liturgy three years later, the feast of Saint Peter Martyr was an integral part of it.
Boehm, Barbara Drake. "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 66, no. 3 (Winter 2009). p. 22, fig. 23, p. 22, fig. 23.



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