Monument to Pope Pius VII (1823-31) by Bertel Thorvaldsen (Gregorio Luigi Barnaba Chiaramonti, Cesena, b.1742/r.1800-23)
The monument to Pope Pius VII is the work of the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844).
On either side of Pius VII are two small winged figures representing Time (with an hourglass) and History (with a book). The two larger figures personify Divine Fortitude and Wisdom. Note the owl by the latter's foot.