St. Bernard de Clairvaux (detail)

Giuseppe Rusconic. 1731

Mafra National Palace

Mafra National Palace
Mafra, Portugal

Member of the Cistercian Order, Saint Bernard was an important reformer. The Book of the Rules he holds in his hand refers the task to which he devoted most of his life. At his feet, the devil (serpent) wrapped in heretical books. The statue is placed in the north side of the narthex, in front of Saint Benedict.


  • Title: St. Bernard de Clairvaux (detail)
  • Creator: Giuseppe Rusconi
  • Date Created: c. 1731
  • Physical Location: Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Portugal
  • Provenance: Rome, Italy
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Carrara marble

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