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Venezia - Interno della Basilica di S. Marco

 
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0521
Places
Venice [Venezia] (Italy)
Italy
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Work types
postcard

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Venezia - Interno della Basilica di S. Marco ["Venice - Interior of St. Mark's Basilica"]

43608-903

NOTE

Perfectly fascinating and delightful. Wonderful rich color in many kinds of marble and porphory [sic], etc. Mosaics all on gold background. Cosmetic and mosaic floor, lower walls of marble veneer in patterns. In the apse is an altar piece of gold set with 2000 precious stones and enameled figures of saints in little niches – the most gorgeous thing imaginable. Four columns supporting ciborium and carved into niches and figures – most fantastic. S. Marco is just full of lovely things from the early Christian to Renaissance – and all in keeping – nothing gaudy or poor.  

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0521
Places
Venice [Venezia] (Italy)
Italy
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Work types
postcard

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