St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City Images

St. Peter with his keys to the kingdom. Pope Pius IX decided to replace older statues of Sts. Peter and Paul with these larger ones on Easter 1847. The new statues were commissioned by the previous pope from Giuseppe De Fabris (sculpted them 1838-40) for St. Paul Outside the Walls. The statue of St. Peter is 5.55m in height and stands on a pedestal 4.91m high. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
5745
Title
Statue of St. Peter
Date
July 15, 2006
Location
Date
July 15, 2006
Coordinates
41.9021810° N, 12.4533460° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
NIKON D50
Focal Length
26
Original Filename
d50_018p.jpg
Creator
David Joyal