Location on North Colonnade

51. St. Martina
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Martina of Rome
Died - 228 in Rome

Feastday - 30 January

Statue Installed - c.1702-1703
Payment for the statue are registered from July 1702 to April 1703 for a total of 80 scudi.

Sculptor - Alessandro Palma
The statue, classical in structure and well-modeled in the face is the only known work of the artist.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint, her face framed by short hair, is dressed in a traditional tunic while holding the palm of martyrdom in the right hand.

The relics of Martina were discovered on 25 October 1634 by the painter Pietro da Cortona. The Roman Martyrology mentions the commemoration of St Martina, under whose title Pope Donatus dedicated a basilica in the Roman Forum.


Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

  53. Nicholas of Tolentino
52. Nicholas of Bari
51. Martina
50. Susanna

Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

50. Susanna - Far Right

Sistine Chapel in background


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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