Project Description

Treasure of the St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice

Restoration of a reliquary of the St. Mark’s Treasure

St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice

Project Director
Procuratoria di San Marco
Ministry of Culture, Monuments and
Fine Arts Office of Venice

Corinna Mattiello, Venice

Venetian Heritage

Start date
July 2000

End date
October 2000

815,00 €

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.