Location on South Colonnade




116. St. Galla
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade


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South Entrance - Coat of Arms

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St. Galla
Died - 550 in Rome

Feastday -  6 April

Statue created - c.1666
This statue is part of a group of 24 installed above the colonnade entrances. The Alexander VII Coat of Arms that is nearby was placed on 1 July 1666.

Sculptor - Unknown
The roughly modeled statue is not attributable to any of the known sculptors active at this time.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The fingers of the left hand appear to be damaged.

The holy Roman matron was the daughter of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, consul in 485, and condemned to death by Theodoric in 525. 

As a widow, she founded a hospital and convent on the Vatican Hill near St Peter's.

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Curved Arm

116. Galla

115. Marcellinus

114. Sylvester 

Saints on South Colonnade
Alexander VII Coat of Arms

119. Theodora

118. Beatrice

117. Catherine of Siena

116. Galla

115. Marcellinus

 

 

 

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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