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St. Petronius
Preceded byCrucifix (Michelangelo)
Followed bySt. Proclus (Michelangelo)

The statue of St. Petronius (1494–1495) was created by Michelangelo out of marble. Its height is 64 cm. It is situated in the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna. Its subject is Saint Petronius, bishop of Bologna.

It was influenced by Jacopo della Quercia's sculpture of Saint Petronius. It is designed to be viewed from below.[1] Work on the statue had been begun by Niccolò dell'Arca, but had remained unfinished; Michelangelo completed work on the statue.[2]


  1. ^ Longsworth, Ellen L. (2002). "Michelangelo and the Eye of the Beholder: The Early Bologna Sculptures". Artibus et Historiae. 23 (46): 79. doi:10.2307/1483698. ISSN 0391-9064. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  2. ^ Symonds, John Addington (2006). "FIRST VISITS TO BOLOGNA AND ROME--THE MADONNA DELLA FEBBRE AND OTHER WORKS IN MARBLE. 1492-1501.". Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti. p. 17. There was a San Petronio whose drapery, begun by Niccolo da Bari, was unfinished. To this statue Michelangelo put the last touches;

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