Recognising saints: cleaver

A cleaver is one of the attributes of Saint Peter Martyr

Saint Peter Martyr is shown with a cleaver embedded in his skull and often also with a sword in his chest, representing the way in which he was murdered. He was killed by hired assassins on the road to Milan in 1252.

Giovanni Martino Spanzotti, 'Saint Peter Martyr and a Bishop Saint (Saint Evasio?)', 1496-1500
Giovanni Martino Spanzotti, Saint Peter Martyr and a Bishop Saint (Saint Evasio?), 1496-1500 

Painting
Giovanni Martino Spanzotti
1496-1500
Giovanni Martino Spanzotti: 'Saint Peter Martyr and a Bishop Saint (Saint Evasio?)'

Explore more images of Saint Peter Martyr in the collection

Carlo Crivelli: 'Saint Peter Martyr'
Saint Peter Martyr
Carlo Crivelli
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Peter Martyr'
Saint Peter Martyr
Giorgio Schiavone