(active 1343-1377, Firenze)

Scenes from the Life of St Peter Martyr (south wall, detail)

Cappellone degli Spagnoli, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

On the entrance wall (south wall) seven scenes from the life of St Peter Martyr, another saint of the Dominican order, are located. The central section of the wall has largely been destroyed by the addition of a gallery installed during a subsequent period. The thematic accent of the scenes has primarily placed on the saint's posthumous miracles. For example, the fresco to the left of the entrance (shown here) depicts pilgrims pressing toward the tomb of the saint, seeking to be healed of their afflictions through prayer and touching his shrine.

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