Project Description

Reliquary
Treasury, Basilica of St. Mark, Venice

 

project
restoration of a reliquary

location
Treasury, Basilica of St. Mark, Venice

project director
Procuratoria di San Marco;
Ministry of Culture, Monuments and
Fine Arts Office of Venice

contractor
Corinna Mattiello, Venice

funding
Venetian Heritage

start date
July 2000

end date
October 2000

cost
€ 815,00

This silver reliquary with gold plated relief for saintly relics is one of the treasures of St. Mark’s. Decorating the sides of the reliquary are fourteen Saints of the Oriental Church depicted under a row of arches. Restoration, which was completed in 2000, involved the removal of surface tarnish and the repair of several broken parts.