Ciborium nella Chiesa di S. Marco

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Ciborium nella Chiesa di S. Marco


Ciborium in the church of St. Marco


Among the few works of sculpture by Mino da Fiesole in Rome hath made the ciborioche committed the Cardinal Barbo, then Paul II, and existing in the ancient church of St. Marc. True and not having Mino wrote your name in it. But whether we like to hear Vasari to tell how that the Cardinal said all weapons placed in his noble palace adjoining the said church, palace built by him and then by Clement VII granted to the Republic of Venice, and if after hearing the Vasari we will to consider one of those same coats of arms surmounted by a cardinal's hat and Barbo almost to the ciborium, and if you finally land on behalf of the style with which to coat the figures and carvings of all of the work were carried out, there will be no doubt that this sacred monument is due to the chisel of the school by Desiderio of Settignano.
The knight Tosi offers us to view the drawing in this Table. A simple frame superimposed on the shield of the lion salient Barbo. Is based on two pillars with vague workings of foliage, and on this a very elegant entablature ends on the monument. He's in the middle of the frame mentioned a chalice and paten covered by the host of this bloodless, in front of the point of a base on which to pose the divine tabernacle surrounded by four angels posed in admiration. Below the lintel can be seen in the lacunar place in perspective and then the Holy Spirit descend by a halo of fire. Anyone who looks at such a job, if you do not want to have certainty about the author by his easy manner and gentle are conducted where the cuts will be other consideration of any kind, just with an eye to the figure of the four adoring angels to conclude that the same hand that has posed as those of the ciborium of St. Mary in Trastevere was only able to give these movements are graceful.


Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi


Presso l'Editore Proprietario


15th and 16th Sculpture


Unknown Donor


Geneseo Foundation


Volumes 2, 3, 4, and 5


20 x 16






Italian Monuments in Rome created during the 15th and 16th Century


Prints were made circa 1835 to 1860




Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi , “Ciborium nella Chiesa di S. Marco,” LLB Galleries, accessed September 22, 2021,