Agnusdio o dei quattro Evangelisti Palace


Venice: Palazzo Agnusdio o dei quattro Evangelisti - 18 kB

General remarks:

Date:14th century
Address:Santa Croce 2060
Current use:private
Overview map:locate


The two denominations of the palazzo are derived from diverse decorative elements on the transition-style façade. Agnusdio, God's lamb, comes from a nice patere with a God's lamb over the water gate. Four symbols of the evangelists, which are sculptured between the arches of the five-arch loggia, gave the second name to the palace. The first two sustains at the left and right are not columns, but pillars, which still have the holes for the original window grilles. The palace has a C-type plan with the courtyard at the Calle va al Forno.
Two sculptured angels hold a coat of arms in the tympan of the land gate, which has quite a stylistic affinity to the tympan of palazzo Contarini dalla Porta di Ferro.
All in all, this palazzo is a important work of the transition style between byzantine and gothic style in Venice.

Additional pictures:

Tympan of the left water portal
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loggia detail
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Concina (1995) p. 104


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