Artist: After a model by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Naples 1598–1680 Rome)
Date: third quarter 17th century
Culture: Italian, Rome
Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): 13 15/16 × 6 × 5 7/8 in. (35.4 × 15.2 × 14.9 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Bequest of Vivian W. Lehman, 1978
Accession Number: 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. Another example of this statuette is in the Chapel of Palazzo Doria, Rome.