Valier Mausoleum

Straight on you can see the grandiose and sumptuous monument of the doges Valier. Baroque in style, the design is by Andrea Tirali while the statues and low-reliefs are owed to the best Venetian carvers of the period. Beneath the enormous yellow marble draperies held up by four angels, and between two pairs of Corinthian columns are enthroned the statues: in the centre of dogeBertucci Valier († 1658) by Pietro Baratta; on the left, of doge Silvestro, his son, († 1700) by Antonio Tersia; on the right, the wife of Silvestro,Elisabetta Querini († 1708) by Giovanni Bonazza.

Between each pair of columns are: on the left, Wisdom by Pietro Baratta, and, on the right, Abundance by Antonio Tersia. On the high basement are high-reliefs: on the left, the Time by Giovanni Bonazza, the Valour by anonymous writer, and the Peace by Antonio Tersia; on the right, theConstancy by anonymous writer, the Charity and the Docility by Pietro Baratta.
In the centre, the Virtue crowns Merit by Giovanni Bonazza; and beneath, the Allegory of the Victory in the Dardanelles, (26 June 1656 the Feast of SS. John and Paul), in the reign of doge Bertucci; the artist is Marino Groppelli (18th century).

From one of the two arches of the Valier Mausoleum, one passes to the Chapel of Our Lady of Peace or of the Holy Host Sacrament. Above the altar, you can see a Byzantine icon brought from the east in 1349. It was given to the Dominicans by Paolo Morosini in 1503, placed here in the 19th century, after the suppression in 1806 of the Scuola of the same name which had its chapel in the first cloister of the adjacent convent.
On the vault, St. Marco, in the centre and saints by Jacopo Palma il Giovane († 1628). On the door, St. Ann and the Virgin. Upon the walls, on the left, St. Giacinto at the coming of the Tartars walks on the water of the River Dnieper bearing to safety the Holy Sacrament and the image of Our Lady, a work by Leandro da Bassano († 1622); to the right the Flagellation, formerly in the Scuola of Santa Croce (Holy Cross) at Belluno, by Antonio Vassilacchi, called the Aliense († 1629).

Valier Mausoleum ultima modifica: 2016-05-08T11:45:26+00:00 da toni fontana