Location on North Colonnade

66. St. Zosimus
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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St. Zosimus - Martyr
Died - c.107

Feastday - 17 October

Statue Installed - c.1702-1703
On 18 July 1702 Casella undertook to execute the statue which he delivered on 4 July 1703.

Sculptor - Annibale Casella
He received a payment of 80 scudi. This is the only known work of the sculptor, who here shows ability with the rendering of the drapery.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint wrapped in rich drapery is show in old age with a beard, and no other attributes except for the palm of martyrdom in his left hand.

Saints Rufus and Zosimus lived in Antioch and were martyrs under the persecutions of emperor Trajan. They were companions of St Ignatius of Antioch during his journey as a prisoner to Rome where they all were martryed.


Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

67. Rufus
66. Zosimus

65. Cosmas
64. Damian

Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

66. Zosimus - Far Left


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
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