Author: School of Michele Ungaro

Century: XVII°

Church: Basilica of San Pietro di Castello

DATE: 1675 ca.

POSITION: Vendramin chapel – left wall (on map n°19)

METHOD: sculpture

MATERIAL: marble

The Vendramin chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of Carmine and was requested to celebrate the patriarch Francesco Vendramin.

The architectural space was a project by Baldassare Longhena (1588-1682) and enriched by the  Allegorical Statues and by the bas-reliefs with the Triumph of the Cross and Paul V imposes the Cardinal’s cap to Francesco Vendramin, both works of Michelangelo Ungano and Melchior Barthel (1625-1672).

The altarpiece illustrating Virgin with Child and Purgative Souls is by Luca Giordano.

The high bas-relief illustrates an inscription with the following writing: “Francesco Vendramin created by Paul V deserving and pious patriarch of the city of Venice, and cardinal position of the church, hands out to the Evangelist the symbol of the Cross. Death has in its hand the symbol of Christ”.