Location on North Colonnade

40. St. Columba
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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St. Columba of Sens - Virgin and Martyr
Died - c. Early 4th Century

Feastday - 31 December

Statue created -  c. 1667-1668
The statue is part of the group of 16 installed between May 1667 and July 1668

Sculptor - Andrea Baratta
He received payments from 1 August 1667 to the same month of the following year for four statues. This mediocre sculpture relates to the statues of St Theodosia (22) and St Pontian (41)

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
Her right hand holds the palm of martyrdom.

Columba was a virgin and martyr at Sens.  Though little historical information is known, popular devotion made her one of the most famous and revered martyrs in the Middle Ages.

Saints on North Colonnade

41. Pontian

40. Columba

Saints on North Colonnade
Below Apostolic Palace

  45. Justin
44. Catherine
43. Agnes
42. Genesius
41. Pontian
40. Columba
39. Mamas
38. Malchus
37. Benignus


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