Location on North Colonnade

46. St. Cecilia
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St Cecilia statue on the Constantine Wing of the North Colonnade

St. Cecilia - Martyr
Died - second century in Rome

Feastday  - 22 November

Statue Installed - c.1703

Sculptor - Jean-Baptiste Theodon
He received for three statues, which were created before August 1703, a total compensation of 260 scudi, ie 80 for each statue and 20 for attributes.
His commission for three statues for the straight arm of the colonnade was an honor reserved for only two artists, while the other sculptors (mostly newcomers) were given a single statue.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
St Cecilia is depicted with traditional attributes, the palm of martyrdom in the right hand, and at her left is an organ.

The sculpture was already damaged in a report of the eighteenth century.  The stone was corroded and missing the left forearm.

St Cecilia is one of the most famous Roman martyrs and patroness of musicians. The ancient title of the church at Trastevere displays her name.


Saints on North Colonnade
Alexander VII Coat of Arms

46. Cecilia

45. Justin

44. Catherine

Saints on North Colonnade
Alexander VII Coat of Arms

46. Cecilia

45. Justin

44. Catherine

43 Agnes.


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
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