MOSAIC ARTIST, Italian
(active mid-12th century in Venice)

Clement Chapel mosaics (detail)

c. 1150
Mosaic
Basilica di San Marco, Venice

The presbytery in San Marco is flanked by the St Peter Chapel to the north and the St Clement Chapel to the south, for whose mosaic decor date around the mid-twelfth century is assumed. The titular saints are presented in the apses, and additional saints appear on the walls and in the vaults. The Clement Chapel also has an enthroned Pantocrator and scenes from the legend of Peter and Clement. The miracles of St Mark and his martyrdom and burial are pictured in the Peter Chapel, the translation of his relics from Alexandria by Venetian merchants in the Clement Chapel.

The picture shows one of the most charming and animated scenes in which St Mark prevents a shipwreck.




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