Saints are men and women who are officially recognised by the church as being particularly holy due to their miracles and their lives.
They are usually identified by a halo and often carry objects specifically linked to their life and death. St Francis of Assisi, for example, is often shown with birds and animals. A sword or palm branch may indicate that the saint was a martyr, someone who died for the faith.
- Stained glass window showing St Peter being crucified upside down
- France, about 1525-30
- Museum no. 2209-1855