Location on South Colonnade

84. St. Hippolytus
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St. Hippolytus - Martyr
Born - 170
Died - 235 in Sardinia

Feastday - 13 August

Sculptor - Antonio Frediani
He received a down payment of 20 scudi in 1702 and the balance of 60 scudi in 1703. It is the only known work of the sculptor.

Statue created - c.1702-1703
On 18 July 1702, Frediani undertook to execute the statue and delivered it on 15 February 1703.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is depicted as a youth in military dress, with a cloak fastened on the left shoulder. His right hand holds an unknown instrument, perhaps a yoke as an attribute to the story that he was dragged to death by wild horses.

The priest Hippolytus was the most important third century theologian in Rome. His principal work is the 'Refutation of all Heresies.'


Saints on South Colonnadebr>Charlemagne Wing

85. Basilissa, 84. Hippolytus

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

87. Juliana, 86. Paul

85. Basilissa, 84. Hippolytus


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