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Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Peter Martyr'
This painting is part of the group: S. Niccolò Altarpiece, Padua

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This section of an altarpiece showing Saint Peter Martyr is probably a comparatively early work by Schiavone. It is thought to come from S. Niccolò, Padua.

Born in Verona in 1205, Saint Peter was received into the Dominican Order by Dominic himself in 1221, while a student at Bologna University. He was energetic in seeking out heresy and punishing the offenders. This led to his murder in 1252. While on a journey he was attacked by hired assassins, in the pay of two members of the Venetian Cathari sect whose property he had confiscated.

He is depicted here dressed in the Dominican habit of black and white, and with the symbols of his martyrdom: a dagger in his chest and an axe penetrating his skull.

Other paintings in this group: S. Niccolò Altarpiece, Padua

The Virgin and Child Enthroned
Giorgio Schiavone
probably about 1456-61
The Virgin and Child Enthroned
Saint Bernardino
Giorgio Schiavone
probably about 1456-61
Saint Bernardino
Saint Anthony of Padua
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint John the Baptist
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Saint John the Baptist
The Pietà
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
The Pietà
Saint Jerome
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Saint Jerome
Saint Catherine
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Saint Catherine
Saint Sebastian
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Saint Sebastian
A Female Saint
Giorgio Schiavone
probably about 1456-61
A Female Saint

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