Today is the Feast of St Mark. What else does one do but go to the Met to hunt for images of St Mark?
First things first… lunch. That doesn’t need much ‘splanin’.
Processional Cross, Italian, 15th c., probably Sienese.
Processional Cross, Spanish, 15th c. probably from Aragon. Silver with enamel.
A view of Venice and, therefore, San Marco, where the remains of the Evangelist are entombed, by Francesco Guardi.
A 14th c. pulpit from the workshop of Giovanni Pisano.
Back to Venice for a moment. We all recognize Canaletto.
Reliquary Cross, Italian, made from c. 1366-1400.
We found a few more but these are representative.
Oooops forgot this … by Vivarini, probably St. Mark, the patron of Venice, dated to 1473.