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Monreale cathedral, apse mosaics, St. Peter of Alexandria

Monreale cathedral, apse mosaics, St. Peter of Alexandria

St. Peter of Alexandria stands next to St. Clement in the lower row of the main apse at Monreale, on the left (north) side of the central window. Peter was bishop of Alexandria (300-311) during the time of the Great Persecution under the emperor Diocletian. He went into hiding, but was later martyred under Emperor Maximinus Daia. His exile, conflicts with secular authorities and eventual martyrdom made him an appropriate figure to “pair” with St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered at Canterbury, who stands in the corresponding position on the opposite side of the apse. Date: 1180s D'Emilio photo archive no. s19780912_1988u
Galleries: Italy 1180s, Mosaic, Mosaics, interior, Monreale cathedral, St. Peter of Alexandria, bishop and martyr
Keywords: St. Peter of Alexandria, bishop, martyr, pallium, tonsure
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Date of Photo:
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 3539×5350
Picture Orientation: Portrait
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Picture Number: 22088