(active c. 1250 in Venice)

South transept, west wall (detail)

c. 1250
Basilica di San Marco, Venice

Two mosaics in the south transept, one of which recalls the prayer on the discovery of the bones of St Mark, the other their rediscovery in 1094, were executed around the middle of the thirteenth century. Both of these present multiple figures against elaborate architectural background that show what San Marco and its decor looked like at the time. They are important examples of the increasing tendency in the thirteenth century to enrich pictorial narrative with larger number of figures and more expansive spaces.

The picture shows the prayer on the discovery of the relics of St Mark on the west wall of the south transept.

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