Cast after a terracotta sketch-model for one of the statues over the colonnades of Saint Peter's Square, Rome
Bronze, brown natural patina, traces of red-gold lacquer
H. 14 1/2 in. (37 cm)
Bequest of Vivian W. Lehman, 1978 (1978.202)
The saint is shown standing, her gaze lifted to heaven to emphasize her ecstatic expression. She wears a robe and heavy cloak and holds a palm symbolizing her martyrdom. A lamb, symbol of Saint Agnes, is depicted crouching at her feet.