Juan de Villanueva

Peter of Alcántara

1742
Cathedral of St. Savior, Oviedo, Spain

This saint has no fixed attributes other than his Franciscan habit, here imagined with an ornate capuche A hood, often combined with a mantle. and scapular For monks and friars, a long, broad bib as seen here. For lay people, a simple pair of illustrated cloth tags worn front-and-back against the skin. that Peter probably would have eschewed. The book and gesture pictured here refer to his talent as a preacher.

The statue is in the altarpiece of St. Teresa of Ávila.

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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.