The Patron Saint of Tailors
|Fondamenta dei Sartori|
There is a charming bas-relief (dated 1511) on the Fondamenta dei Sartori in which we see the saint sporting a large pair of scissors. It marks the location of what was once a hospice for poor tailors (Ospedal dei Poveri Stori). Sant' Omobono (Saint Homobonus) is also carrying a large bag of money, which reminds us that he is the patron saint of merchants in general as well as tailors.
The figure on the other side of the Virgin and Child is Saint Barbara, who was also a patron saint of the Scuola dei Sartori.