MOSAIC ARTIST, Italian
(active 1503-1515 in Venice)

Zen Chapel (detail)

1503-15
Mosaic
Basilica di San Marco, Venice

The former south portal of the west narthex was reworked between 1503 and 1515 as the Porta da Mar leading to the Zen Chapel. In the twelfth century it had already received its mosaic decor, which was now extended with - among others - a cycle devoted to St Mark.

The detail of the Zen Chapel mosaics represents St Mark on the way to Alexandria.




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