Initial P with the Martyrdom of St. Peter Martyr

Italian, 2nd half of the 13th century
Tempera and ink on parchment
Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Dr. Bashford Dean, 23.21.2

The image shows St. Peter Martyr (Peter of Verona) in his tonsure and Dominican habit being attacked by a knight with a weapon similar to the one described in the inquest that followed his murder by Cathar assassins.

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