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Recognising saints: book and sword

A book and sword are the common attributes of Saint Paul

The book carried by Saint Paul represents his epistles in the New Testament of the Bible. 

The sword is a reminder of the means of his martyrdom – he was beheaded in Rome in 67 AD.

Carlo Crivelli, 'Saints Peter and Paul', probably 1470s
Carlo Crivelli, Saints Peter and Paul, probably 1470s