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St. Peter Enthroned

Vatican City, Italy
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The Statue of St. Peter Enthroned is a Nice Piece of Art And Stands Out in a Place with Shinny Foot as All Touches It.

The black statue of St. Peter, placed on the left side if you are facing the Alter, is a nice piece... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Titus D
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Sri Lanka
A Visiting Tradition

This is one of the more famous sculptures in St Peter's Basilica as it depicts St Peter giving his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RLWOrangePark
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“worn smooth” (3 reviews)
“long line” (4 reviews)
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"arnolfo di cambio"
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"worn smooth"
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"long line"
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"beautiful things"
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"worth the wait"
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"pilgrims"
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"kiss"
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"touching"
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"centuries"
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"visitors"
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"devotion"
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"nave"
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"century"
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"blessing"
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"kingdom"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The black statue of St. Peter, placed on the left side if you are facing the Alter, is a nice piece of art and stands out in a place which has epic art treasures including the Pieta and other marvelous statue. This is one of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the more famous sculptures in St Peter's Basilica as it depicts St Peter giving his blessing with one hand while holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven in his other hand. Traditionally many first time visitors to St Peter's will...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This is an important statue to visit inside the Basilica. This representation of St Peter allows visitors to express their thanks for leading the church and do so by kissing the foot of St. Peter. It is a beautiful statue.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is an ancient bronze statue depicting St. Peter sitting on his chair, which symbolizes authority, holding the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. It dates back to the 13th century. You will find this statue on the right side of St. Peter's Basilica's central...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Very popular monument inside St Peter’s Basilica. A rub of the out stretched right foot is said to represent a blessing. We were lucky to be able to see the monument before the security guards closed off the area at c.4pm in advance of the...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

The foot of the statue is virtually worn away from so many people touching it on their visit to Rome. Even so, it is pretty impressive.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

This statue, the oldest in the Basilica, is representing St Peter like a philosopher. It's close to the baldacchino, on the right, you can't miss it. There is a long line to the statue, but it's worth it.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Old bronze sculpture of St. Peter is the oldest figure in huge church. It is in the middle of the main nave and too close to the visitors. They are kissing and caressing the feet and the toes without mercy and bronze lost original form.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

One of many beautiful things to see in the man of the same names church, his left foot is worn away from the many pilgrims touching and kissing it over the years. You haven't been to Rome unless you visit this amazing church.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

it is rarer to see the piece finished in darker tones, your tour guide will explain the piece and history of it, the pieces within the Vatican are in pristine condition compared to so many other parts of Rome.

Thank Dave1018
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