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Statute of Bartholomew

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In the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, there are twelve niches in the central nave, and each is occupied by a massive statue of one of the twelve apostles. The statute of Bartholomew is of particular interest due to its gross representation of his death. The masculine marble statue has draped with his clothing the skin from his face, as he had…