Location on North Colonnade

12. St. Lucy
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Lucy
Born - c.283
Died - c.304-305

Feastday - 13 December

Statue created - c.1667-1668
The statue is part of a group of 16 that were installed between August 1667 and November 1668

Sculptor - Giovanni Maria De Rossi
He received payments for 8 statues between August 1667 and November 1668. 

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The statue is represented with a very simple iconography of only the palm of martyrdom.  The drapery is tunic and cloak.

All that is really known for certain of Lucy is that she was a martyr in Syracuse during the persecution by Diocletian of 304 AD.

Saints on North Colonnade
16. Ignatius of Loyola, 15. Remigius,
14. Apollonia, 13. Balbina, 12. Lucy,
11. Olympia, 10. Clare, 9. Ursula,
8. Agatha, 7. Elizabeth of Portugal, 6.Albert

12. Lucy and 11. Olympia




Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
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