Ciborium

Marble (lunense) from carrera with hardstone and gold glass inlay | 574 x 236.9cm | c. 1150

Nicolaus Ranucius (Ranierius) and His Sons, Johannes and Guittone

A ciborium (altar canopy) sheltered and added focus to the high altar of a church. Here the simple but graceful architectural forms are enhanced with colorful mosaic and gold glass inlays. The Ranucius family of marble workers created this and other ...
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