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Vittore Carpaccio, Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Rialto Bridge


Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Rialto Bridge, c. 1496, Vittore Carpaccio. Tempera on canvas, 371 x 392 cm. Archivio fotografico G.A.VE—“su concessione del Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali—Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia”

Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Rialto Bridge, c. 1496, Vittore Carpaccio. Tempera on canvas, 371 x 392 cm. Archivio fotografico G.A.VE—“su concessione del Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali—Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia”

The Black gondoliers of Renaissance Venice

The Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Rialto Bridge by Vittore Carpaccio, painted around 1495–96, is one of the most fascinating depictions of contemporary life in Renaissance Venice. Although it is primarily a religious painting, it also reveals an aspect of the life of Black Africans in Venice.

Cite this page as: Dr. Davide Gasparotto, "Vittore Carpaccio, Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Rialto Bridge," in Smarthistory, March 5, 2021, accessed July 27, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/carpaccio-miracle-relic-cross/.

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