Inventory number
P00613
Author
Berruguete, Pedro
Title
The Death of Saint Peter the Martyr
Chronology
1493-1499
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimensions
128 cm x 82 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Museo de la Trinidad (Ávila, Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás, de dominicos).

This is one of a set of panels (P00611, P00612, P00614 y P00617) from Saint Thomas in Avila, where they were very likely part of an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Peter, the Martyr of Verona. It originally stood beside the transept but was later in the upper cloister of the convent.

Saint Peter, the Martyr of Verona (thirteenth century) knew Saint Dominic and became a member of his new order, the Preachers or Dominicans, thanks to which he combated Manichean heresy and was appointed General Inquisitor. He was stabbed to death.

 
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