Author: Francesco Ruschi
Church: Basilica of San Pietro di Castello
POSITION: right nave – Morosini altar (on map n°7)
METHOD: oil painting
The fouth altar in the right nave was first dedicated to Saint Helen and later to Saint Aurelia, built upon Procuratore Francesco Mororsini’s request, who commissioned the altarpiece to Ruschi.
The altar sides hold two busts of the Procuratore and his wife Elena Cappello, realised by the sculptor Clemente Moli.
The altar preserves Saint Helen’s corpse, transferred from her namesake church, demolished during the Napoleonic period; recently the Saint’s remains were relocated to a church dedicated to her. Currently, the urn safeguards Saint Aurelia’s corpse.