Date: second half 13th century
Culture: Italian, Bologna
Medium: Tempera and ink on parchment
Dimensions: 3 1/8 x 2 13/16 in. (7.9 x 7.1 cm)
Classification: Books & Manuscripts
Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1923
Accession Number: 23.21.2
Saint Peter Martyr, a hero of the Dominican order who was murdered by heretics in 1253, was named a saint within two weeks! When the Dominicans established their liturgy three years later, the feast of Saint Peter Martyr was an integral part of it.