Church of San Martino


San Martino, Altar, 1991-92 This fine Renaissance altar, made in 1484, was moved to San Martino when the Church of San Sepolcro was suppressed by the Napoleonic authorities in 1808. In the late 1960s, following accelerated disintegration due to the damp and salts absorbed in the 1966 floods, the four kneeling angels supporting the altar had been removed for desalination and consolidation treatment. Venice in Peril, with the Australian, Philadelphian and Swedish Committees, funded the comprehensive restoration of the altar and the re-integrationof the four angels.

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