Gian Cristoforo Romano
St. Vincent of Saragossa
of Santa Maria del Popolo
St. Vincent wears a dalmatic and carries a closed book. Unusually, his attribute is a
ship rather than one of the instruments described in his passion.
(The legend has it that his body was tied to a millstone and thrown
from a ship at sea but nevertheless found its way to shore, where it
was given an honorable burial.)
This is part of a larger relief
of SS. Vincent, Catherine of Alexandria, and St. Anthony of
Padua. The saints are identified by a label at the church.
More of St. Vincent of Saragossa
Photographed at the
site by Richard Stracke