The Allegory Statues
 

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 1. Ecclesiastical Authority (1647)
 2. Divine Justice (1648)
 3. Virginity (1647)
 4. Obedience 1649)
 5. Humility (1647)
 6. Patience (1647)
 7. Justice (1599)
 8. Fortitude (1600)
 9. Prudence (1599)
10. Hope (1600)
11. Catholic Faith (1714)
12. Justice (1715)
13. Humility (1716)
14. Immortality (1716).
15. Thought (1716)
16. Compassion(1716)
17. Purity (1715)
18. Benignity (1716)
19. Liberality (1717)
20. Vigilance (1717)
21. Charity (1599)
22. Faith (1599)
23. Innocence  (1647)
24. Peace  (1647)
25. Clemency (1647)
26. Constancy (1647)
27. Mercy  (1647)
28. Fortitude  (1647)
  From 1647-1649 Bernini supervised work on the decoration of the nave in the spandrels of the arches, with stucco statues of the Allegories.  These had alread been begun by Ambrogio Buonvicino and Camillo Mariani, with the figures of Faith, Charity, Justice and Fortitude.  This series of 28 large allegorical, full relief statues, was designed according to the baroque iconography established by Cesare Ripa as an example of the teaching being imparted by the Church through art.

The middle decades of the 17th century were years marked by great decorative projects for St Peter's, which rapidly changed the severe aspect of the unadorned church, in conformity with the principles of the Counter-reformation.

Source: St Peter's Basilica - A Virtual Tour by Our Sunday Visitor, 1999



Ecclesiastical Authority

Divine Justice

Virginity

Obedience

Humility

Patience

Justice

Fortitude

Prudence

Hope

Catholic Faith

Justice

Humility

Immortality

Thought

Compassion

Purity

Benignity

Liberality

Vigilance

Charity

Faith

Innocence

Peace

Clemency

Constancy

Mercy

Fortitude