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81. St. Faustus
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St. Faustus of Milan - Martyr
Died - c.190

Statue created - c.1702-1703
Cioli committed to make the statue in November 1702 and finished in June 1703.

Sculptor - Giovanbattista Cioli
He received 80 scudi for the work. Very little is known of Cioli who perhaps belonged to a family of Tuscan sculptors.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
Faustus is represented in a brestplate and holding the palm of martyrdom.

St Faustus is listed in the old Roman Martyrology as a soldier martyred at Milan in the reign of Commodus.  He was one of several names removed in the Roman Martyrology 2001 edition, because of a lack of historical background.

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

81. Faustus, 80. Timothy

After 2014 Restoration

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

83. Felician, 82. Primus

81. Faustus, 80. Timothy

79. Sebastian, 78. Fabian

After 2014 Restoration

 

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

 

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