Location on North Colonnade

48. St. George
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Constantinian Wing

The Square

Vatican City

Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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Died - c. Early 4th Century

Feastday - 23 April

Statue Installed - c.1703
Documents show that in July 1703 Ottoni had already finished the statues of St Nerus, St Achilles and St George.

Sculptor - Lorenzo Ottoni
He received 80 scudi for the statue and 20 for the dragon.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
St George wears a military helmet, breastplate and cloak.  He is in the act of raising his right arm which holds a spear, as a dragon emerges around his legs.

The spear was rebuilt in the eighteenth century and was probably originally a sword.

Though there is little doubt that St George was a historical person, many fanciful stories developed about him. The Roman Martyrology accepts that he was a martyr at Lydda in the Holy Land.


Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

Mary Magdalene of Pazzi, George, Frances of Rome, Cecilia

Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing
Sunday Noon Angelus

48. St George - Far Left


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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