Project Description

Wooden Crucifix, 18th century
Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice 

Restoration of the wooden crucifix ,18th century

Basilica of S.S. Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Project director
Ministry of Culture, Monuments and Fine Arts Office of Venice

Maximilian Leuthenmayr; Benito Ghezzo,
in collaboration with Francesco Grimaldi, Venice

Richard H. Driehaus
Venetian Heritage

Start date
October 2003

End date
October 2004

5.440,00 €

Venetian Heritage funded the restoration of the 18th century polychrome wooden crucifix which rests on the high altar of the Basilica of Saints John and Paul. Due to the blackening caused by candle smoke, the accumulation of layers of dirt, and the presence of several overlapping layers of colour, the crucifix needed reconditioning. After restoring the original polychrome of the crucifix, it was returned to its place on the high altar.