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Pala D'Oro

Listed under Works of Art in Venice, Italy.

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A stunning Byzantine altarpiece, the Pala D’Oro was commissioned in 1102 by doge Ordelaffo Falier. It is a complex structure, depicting a huge range of biblical figures and scenes. While the altar was used for certain celebrations in St. Mark’ s Basilica for several hundred years, it currently resides safely in the Church Museum.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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