christian sculpture

Stefano Maderno (1576-1636)
“The Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia” (1600)
Marble
Located in the Church of St. Cecilia, Rome, Italy

Tradition has it that the statue represents the position in which St Cecilia’s body was found.

Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488)
“Christ and St. Thomas” (1467–1483)
Bronze
Renaissance
Located at the Orsanmichele, Florence, Italy

The sculpture depicts the episode that gave rise to the term “Doubting Thomas.” During which Thomas the Apostle had doubted the resurrection of Jesus and had to feel the wounds that had been inflicted during his crucifixion for himself, in order to be convinced that it was really Jesus who had risen from the dead (John 20:24-29).