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Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop: 'St. Peter Damien'
This painting is part of the group: The Littleton Pilaster Saints
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton, © St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton

Saint Peter Damian was born in Ravenna in around 1007.  He became a prior of the Camaldolese monastery at Fonte-Avellano. He was important to the Camaldolese as wrote the life of Saint Romuald, the founder of order.

Peter Damian was a vocal advocate of clerical reform, and acted as a Papal legate on several diplomatic missions.  He is depicted here holding a bishop’s crook and wearing the mitre in reference to his appointment as cardinal-Bishop of Ostia in 1057. Finally he returned to the monastic life, dying in 1072.

Other paintings in this group: The Littleton Pilaster Saints

Beata Paola
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Beata Paola
Saint Luke
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Luke
Saint Anthony Abbot
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Anthony Abbot
Saint Bruno Boniface
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Bruno Boniface
Saint John the Evangelist
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint John the Evangelist

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