Location on North Colonnade



31. St. Marinus
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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North Colonnade - Curved Arm

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St. Marinus
Died - c. Early 4th Century

Feastday - 8 August

Statue carved  - 1667-1668
It is part of the group of 16 statues installed between May 1667 and July 1668.

Sculptor - unknown
Stylistic characteristics do not allow attriution to any of the sculptors working during these years.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The lion crouched at his feet alludes to his martyrdom. He is wearing armor, with a palm in his right hand.

St Marinus appears to be the martyr of Anazarbo, in Cilicia, at the time of Diocletian and the governor Lysias.. He refused to sacrifice to idols, was tortured and exposed to wild beasts.

Saints on North Colonnade

32. Dydimus

31. Marinus

30. Eusignius

Saints on North Colonnade

  38. Malchus
37. Benignus
36. Barbara
35. Fausta
34. Candida
33. Apollonius
32. Didymus
31. Marinus
30. Eusignius
 

 

Sources:
Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, İFabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli İ1987 by de Luca Editore

 

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