Treasure of the St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice
Restoration of a reliquary of the St. Mark’s Treasure
St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice
Procuratoria di San Marco
Ministry of Culture, Monuments and
Fine Arts Office of Venice
Corinna Mattiello, Venice
St. Mark’s Treasure is composed of precious liturgical objects, which go from roman antiquity to byzantine art and arrive as far as Arabic art. Venetian Heritage funded the restoration of a valuable silver reliquary, part of the treasure. Decorating its sides are fourteen Saints of the Oriental Church depicted under a row of arches. The restoration involved the removal of surface tarnish and the repair of several broken parts.