UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active in late 13th century in Venice)
Casket of the Blessed Julianna1290s
Painted wood, 90 x 174 x 69 cm
Museo Correr, Venice
Thirty-five years after the death (around 1262) of the Blessed Julianna of Collalto in the convent she founded on the Giudecca, her uncorrupted remains were exhumed and placed in this casket with a removable frontage to allow the body to be displayed. She is pictured on the lid, kneeling before the bishop saints Cataldo and Biagio, to whom the convent was dedicated. The crude paintings on the front and the inscription date from much later attempts at restoration.