Location on North Colonnade

34. St. Candida
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Colonnade - Curved Arm

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Candida - Martyr

Feastday - 3 October

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

Sculptor - unknown
The rough modeling reveals the hand of a mediocre sculptor who cannot be identified with anyone working during this time.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
Due to the poor quality of the travertine, the statue has undergone significant restoration.

This saint was a martyr buried in the Catacombs of Pontian on the Via Portuense.



Saints on North Colonnade

35. Candida

34. Apollonius

Saints on North Colonnade
Below Apostolic Palace

  41. Pontian
40. Columba
39. Mamas
38. Malchus
37. Benignus
36. Barbara
35. Fausta
34. Candida
33. Apollonius
32. Didymus


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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