Barrel Vault

© Christopher Budny

Barrel Vault

Harvey A. Ravitch June 05, 2018

This is such a great image & find! Love the details, & info provided! Excellent! #1709523

Christopher Budny level-deluxe June 05, 2018

Thank you, Harvey! #11705884

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic June 05, 2018

Well seen and captured. #11705965

Christopher Budny level-deluxe June 05, 2018

Thanks, Amanda! #11705967

Lindley Johnson level-classic June 09, 2018

Amazing image of this incredible ceiling, Chris, and the information you provided is fascinating! I can't imagine doing such painstaking work. #11706866

Christopher Budny level-deluxe June 12, 2018

Thank you very much, Lindley! #11707406

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Description

The carved and gilded wood barrel-vaulted ceiling of the marble-clad Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice, circa 1489. By our era, the marble cladding of the building had effectively become 14% soluble salts through centuries of sea air and proximity to the canals; dangerously close to total disintegration. A 10-year restoration was undertaken in which all marble was removed and slowly desalinated, then returned to the building.

Uploaded on June 04, 2018
Entered into contest on 2018-06-04 18:00:39


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