Location on North Colonnade

33. St. Apollonius
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Colonnade - Curved Arm

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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St. Apollonius of Alexandria

Statue carved - 1667-1668
Statues in this area were installed from May 1667 to July 1668.

Sculptor - Francesco Mari
The attribution to Mari is hypothetical based on his receiving payments for two statues from August 1667 to February 1668

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is depicted with a rope tied around his neck that is fixed to an anchor on the ground at his left.

Apollonius, with other martyrs of Alexandria, was drowned under orders of Maxililian




Saints on North Colonnade

Candida, Apollonius,
Dydimus, Marinus, Eusignius

Saints on North Colonnade
Below Apostolic Palace

41. Pontian
40. Columba
39. Mamas
38. Malchus
37. Benignus
36. Barbara
35. Fausta
34. Candida
33. Apollonius
32. Didymus


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


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