Thursday, December 22, 2005

Statue of St. Peter

by Arnolfo di Cambio, c.1300
St. Peters Basilica

"On this ancient bronze statue, St. Peter has his right toes worn down by centuries of pilgrims who traditionally touch the foot."

A close up of the worn down toe. Click on the photo to see a large picture of it.

It is crazy to think how many people would have to rub this toe to make it wear down to this extent. Especially when you compare it to the left foot. It took hundreds of years. To take a virtual tour of St. Peter's Basilica see the following link;

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