Born - 1033
Died - 30 June 1066
- 30 June
Canonized - 1073 by Pope Alexander II
created - c.1662-1667
The statue is part of the group of 24
that were installed between September 1662 and March 1667.
This figure, though clever, is not identifiable
with any of the artists working on statues in this area.
- 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is clothed in
only a mantle that wraps around his shoulders and falls to the
left. He is represented as looking up to heaven with the left raised.
The naked upper body and the palm, as he was not a martyr,
seems to be the same iconography as that of St. Jerome.
was a hermit born of French nobility. He became the leader of
a group of hermits near Vicenza.
Saints on South Colonnader>Alexander VII Coat of
Saints on South Colonnade
Alexander VII Coat of
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