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87. St. Juliana
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St. Juliana - Martyr
Died - c.270 in Palestine

Feastday - 17 August

Sculptor - Giovanni Pietro Mauri
In 1703, he was paid 80 scudi in two installments.

Statue created - c.1702-1703
On 2 June 1702, the artist agrees to sculpt the statue, which he delivered 5 August 1703.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The woman is wearing a simple dress and large cloak, which is held in part with the left hand. It is a static and heavy work that has undergone extensive renovations, including a totally new face.

Juliana and her brother Paul (86) were listed in the old Roman Martyrology as having suffered martyrdom at Acra in the Holy Land under Aurelian. They were supposedly beheaded because they could not be dissuaded from the Christian faith. Because of a lack of verifiable historical information, they were removed from the 2004 Roman Martyrology.

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

89. Achilleus, 88. Nereus

87. Juliana, 86. Paul

 

Saints on South Colonnade
Charlemagne Wing

87. Juliana, 86. Paul

 

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

 

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