Carlo Maderno designed for St Peter’s a façade just below the dome designed by Michelangelo adding 13 large statues on its top. Jesus with eleven apostles and St. John the Baptist. The missing apostle, St. Peter, holding the key, is in the square very near the façade.
St. James the Greater, St. John the Baptist, Jesus, St. Andrew and St. John the Apostle
In 1657 Gian Lorenzo Bernini completed the design of Piazza S. Pietro with 90 statues of saints at the top the colonnade.There are now 140.
The statues were smaller in size than the coats of arms of Pope Alexander VII (1655-67) which marked the center and the ends of the colonnades to celebrate the ceremonies of canonization which creates new saints.
On the Colonnade : St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. Benedict
famous Bernini angel sculpture on San Angelo bridge in Rome, Italy
The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore or church of Santa Maria Maggiore, is a Papal major basilica and the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy
a statue was on the bridge in front of Ponte Sant’ Angelo
Angel with the Nails | Statue on Ponte Sant’Angelo
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