The Denial of Saint Peter (1610) is a painting by the Italian painter Caravaggio[2]. It depicts Peter denying Jesus after Jesus was arrested[2]. It is thought to be one of the last two works Caravaggio painted before his death in 1610[3][4], and is known for its dramatic effect created by brightly lit areas standing in contrast to a dark background[5]. According to the account in the Gospels, when Christ was arrested Peter followed him into the courtyard and was challenged by the serving maid of Caiaphas, the High Priest, to admit his identity as one of Christ's disciples[1][2]. The painting underlines this allusion by the three fingers Peter's accusers point towards him: two from the maid and one from the Roman soldier[3].

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