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Initial P with the Martyrdom of Saint Peter Martyr

Date:
second half 13th century
Geography:
Made in Bologna, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tempera and ink on parchment
Dimensions:
3 1/8 x 2 13/16 in. (7.9 x 7.1 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
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.
Bashford Dean, Riverdale, New York (until 1923)
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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