Location on North Colonnade

39. St. Mamas
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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North Colonnade - Curved Arm

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Mamas of Caesarea - Martyr
Born - 259
Died - 279

Feastday - 17 August

Statue created - c. 1667-1668
This is part of a group of 16 that were carved between May 1667 and July 1668.

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
Morelli has the most statues attributed to him, with over 45.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint appears beardless and wearing a simple mantle that leaves open the torso. This clothing refers to his status as a hermit. In his right hand he holds the palm of martyrdom.

The young saint was a martyr of Caesarea in Cappadocia during the reign of Emperor Aurelian. The Roman Martyrology states that he lived as a hermit in the Montane forests with the greatest frugality.


Saints on North Colonnade

39. Mamas

38. Malchus

37. Benignus

Saints on North Colonnade
Below Apostolic Palace

  45. Justin
44. Catherine
43. Agnes
42. Genesius
41. Pontian
40. Columba
39. Mamas
38. Malchus
37. Benignus


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore


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