The statuettes relate to the series of 12 Apostles originally made for Siena Cathedral to be placed against main columns of the nave to replace a set of Trecento sculpts then considered crude and rough.

Commission given by Cardinal Flavio Chigi - Mazzuoli, his protege. Statues in place by 1695, by 1879 they were felt to be out of place so removed and presented to the Brompton Oratory in 1895.

Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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