ID
 
77
 
Original Country
 
Italy
 
Region
 
Veneto
 
Community
  
Sorting Title
 
S. Zaccaria, Cappella di San Tarasio, floor mosaic, eagles
 
Subject
 

Description: Elaborate patterning and parts of two eagles.

 
Century
 
9th
 
Style Genre
 
Byzantine
 
Work Type
 
bibliography
 
Original Structure
 

Cappella di San Tarasio off the right aisle in the main church.

 
Specific Location
 

Behind the altar.

 
Historical Context
 

This depiction of eagles possibly eludes to Emperor Leo V the Armenian of the Byzantine Empire who contributed the founding relics of S. Zaccaria and commanded his sculptors to carge spread winged eagles on the church's capitals as a reminder of his imperial contribution.

 
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