A Scene from the Life of Saint Mark
Tempera on wood, 58 x 42 cm
Basilica di San Marco, Venice
This is a detail of the back of the Pala d'Oro, the
A painting or other image above and behind an altar.
of the high altar in St. Mark's Basilica. It represents an episode in the Golden Legend when St Mark appears on the ship carrying his dead body from Alexandria to Venice, to calm the storm.
The painting is signed at the bottom MAGR. PAULUS CU LUCA. ET IOHE FILIIS SUIS PINXERUNT [HOC OPUS], "Master Paul with his sons Luke and John painted [this work]."
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Source: Web Gallery of Art