Location on North Colonnade

28. St. Nilammon
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Colonnade - Curved Arm

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Nilammon
Died - 403

Feastday - 6 June

Statue created - 1667-1668
The statue is part of a group of 16 built between May 1667 and July 1668.

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
The chiaroscuro of the drapery favors an attribution to Morelli.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The statue has its protype in the Farnese Hercules.

Nilammon was a hermit who died in Egypt. It was believed that he refused an appointment to be a Bishop of Geres, and then locked himself in his cell. His listing was removed from the Roman Martyrology 2001.

Saints on the North Colonnade

28. Nilammon 

27. Fabiola

Saints on North Colonnade
Alexander VII Coat of Arms


  31. Marinus
30. Eusignius
29. Marcian
28. Nilammon
27. Fabiola
26. Febronia
25. Mark
24. Mary of Egypt


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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