UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active in late 13th century in Venice)
Casket of the Blessed Juliana1290s
Painted wood, 90 x 174 x 69 cm
Museo Correr, Venice
The wooden chest, made to contain the uncorrupted remains of the Blessed Juliana of Collalto, has a number of decorative elements, the most interesting of which is the painting on the inside of the lid. Represented here are St Biagio and St Cathaldus and, in smaller dimensions, the Blessed Juliana in a Benedictine habit. Western characteristics have been recognized here by all the scholars who have studied this work.