This paper focuses on the three pieces of liturgical furniture in the eastern area of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, namely the three ciboria in the chapel of the Nicopeia, in the main chapel and in the chapel of the Sacramento. The key hypothesis here exposed is that the three canopies were conceived and assembled simultaneously around the middle of the 13th century, perhaps during the ruling of Doge Ranieri Zen (1253-1268). The strong resemblance between these structures suggests a global approach, corroborated by the analysis of the elements that constitute them, namely the capitals, the archivolts, the coating, the basis and the frames. The data obtained suggests a common chronology and a common commissioner, although the identification with Ranieri Zen remains plausible but not certain.

Liturgical Furniture in the Basilica of San Marco. The Ciboria in the Main Chapel and in the Chapels of the Nicopeia and Sacramento

Villano, Maria Aimè
2021

Abstract

This paper focuses on the three pieces of liturgical furniture in the eastern area of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, namely the three ciboria in the chapel of the Nicopeia, in the main chapel and in the chapel of the Sacramento. The key hypothesis here exposed is that the three canopies were conceived and assembled simultaneously around the middle of the 13th century, perhaps during the ruling of Doge Ranieri Zen (1253-1268). The strong resemblance between these structures suggests a global approach, corroborated by the analysis of the elements that constitute them, namely the capitals, the archivolts, the coating, the basis and the frames. The data obtained suggests a common chronology and a common commissioner, although the identification with Ranieri Zen remains plausible but not certain.
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