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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