Location on North Colonnade

8. St. Agatha
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Curved Arm

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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St. Agatha - Virgin and Martyr
Born - 231
Died - 251

Feastday - 5 February

Statue created - c.1667-1668
The statue is part of a group of 16 built between 29 June and 3 July.

Sculptor - Giovanni Maria De Rossi
Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
She is holding the result of her torture, as her breasts were cut off.

St Agatha was a virgin martyr, born at Catania, Sicily.  She is one of seven, who, along with the Virgin Mary, are mentioned by name in the Canon of the Mass. 


Saints from Left

9. Ursula,

8. Agatha,

7. Elizabeth of Portugal,
6. Albert,


4. Vitalis


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore s.t.l.


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