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Churches >  Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Enclosure of the altar

Author: Pietro Lombardo
Century: XV°
DATE: 1470  POSITION: presbytery  METHOD: sculpture  MATERIAL: marble

The altar was erected by the request of Domenico Moro and is dedicated to St Bernardino. It conserves the remains of the devoted fifteenth-century doge that wished to be buried barefoot and with a Franciscan wardrobe.

The altar barriers were excavated, while the step under the altar has been done with a technique called niello (ornamental engravings enhanced with black fillings) a technique that can be seen in the center flooring frame, and the twisted decorations recall the central octagon of the façade.
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