July 3rd is the feast day of St Thomas the Apostle, popularly known as 'Doubting Thomas'.
One of the saint's attributes is a set-square, which he holds in the colossal statue by the French sculptor Pierre Le Gros the Younger (1666-1719), in the church of San Giovanni in Laterano. St Thomas is the patron saint of builders and architects.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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