Location on South Colonnade




110. St. Clement
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St. Clement - Pope and Martyr
Died - 99

Feastday - 23 November

Statue created - c.1669
It was part of a group of statues erected between May 1669 and August 1670.

Sculptor - Filippo Carcani
He received payments from May to August 1669 for a total of 80 scudi. This statue differs from most of the others because of its strong dynamism.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
This statue of the Pope with tiara, large cope and full beard, is characterized by a twisting movement to the left.  Frowning with open mouth, and eyes fixed in the distance, it imparts a suffering expression.

There was a legend that he was consecrated by St Peter. Clement was the leading member of the church in Rome, and sent a letter to the church of Corinth ("First Letter of St Clement to the Corinthians").
He was martyred in the time of Trajan.

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Curved Arm

111 Peter Celestine

110. Clement

109. Leo IV

After 2014 Restoration

Saints on South Colonnade
Curved Arm

114. Sylvester - Far Left

 

Sources:
The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore s.t.l.

 

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