Statues - Hither & Thither
Papa Paolo V
Pope Paul Vborn Camillo Borghese
Rome 1550 - Rome 1621
Pope from 1605-1621
Nicolas Cordier & Sebastiano Sebastiani
Bronze statue of Pope Paul V, sitting on a chair and wearing his papal robes and the tiara.
On the sides and the back of the chair are reliefs:
To avoid the removal of the statue accoring the Napoleonic provinces, the statue was re-dedicated in 1797 to St. Gaudentius, patron saint of Rimini. The papal tiara was replaced by a bishop's mitria and in his left hand was placed the pastoral staff while his right hand was attentive to the blessing. In 1936 the work was brought back to its original state by remodeling and refitting the headgear and right hand (cf. the statue of Gregory XIII in Bologna).
PAVLO V BVRGHESIO
en tibi hospes
pristino restitvtvs honori
PAVLVS V PONT. MAX.
qvem patres nostri
novisqve additis ornamentis
in s. gavdentivm verterant
vt galli milites in vrbem inrvptvri
manvs ab aeneo abstinerent signo
a mcmxxxx a renov. fasc. xviii
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