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St. Peter Enthroned

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This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a...

This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a philosopher, with his left hand carrying keys, the right hand being raised in blessing.

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St. Peter Enthroned

Surprisingly the statue is still accessible to the public. You can touch the statue & kiss the foot of St.Peter, unusual given the security which is evident everywhere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maria D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surprisingly the statue is still accessible to the public. You can touch the statue & kiss the foot of St.Peter, unusual given the security which is evident everywhere.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

So many great reviews about this already so I wont have alot to say. This statue is in the St. Peter's Basilica which has no entrance fee but a long line. When you have a tour at the Vatican Museum or Sistine Chapel then you get to skip the line! It is a bronze statue of Saint Peter holding the... More 

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Thank Mira O
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 598 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

the old statue is a stunning piece of art. Located in the basilica. Its one of many beautiful works of art that one must see while visiting.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The ancient statue of Saint Peter Enthroned sits by the north east pier of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, under a canopy. It is tradition to kiss his foot as a sign of humility so one toe is very shiny! The man personified is dignified yet familiar. It is an elegant statue, certainly worth some time to see it... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful bronzed statue of St. Peter seated. His right foot is worn down from people touching it. When in Rome, do as the Romans. Definitely must go to the statue and touch the foot. It's permitted!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Statue of St Peter Enthroned is in a very well-sited place within The Basilica. Being nearby to Bernini`s Baldicchino Altar-Piece it seems to graciously witness the passing footsteps of the Millions of People who have entered the Building since its Consecration on 18th November 1626. This Bronze Statue, by Arnolfo di Cambio, is certainly praiseworthy for its refinement considering... More 

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Malang, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

a lot of people one by one kissed the right foot of this statue, it trusted can bring a lot of luck and happines

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Located in the north-east part of the basilica’s dome, the statue of Saint Peter Enthroned, often attributed to the sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio from 13th century, has been the pilgrim’s favorite goal for centuries due to the popular believe that touching or kissing its foot will bring you some luck. It is still one of the most visited parts of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

A very beautiful and ancient piece of art. Definitely worth a while during the visit to the Basilica.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The Saint Peter enthroned sculpture is one of the few objects in the Basilica where touching it is encouraged. The foot of this bonze statue has been rubbed polished white with hundreds of years of visitors rubbing it for good luck. The sculpture depicts St Peter holding the keys to heaven and is displayed with a very royal back drop.

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