Palazzo Agnusdio

Palazzo Agnusdio and the reliefs of the four evangelists, Venice
There are two very good reasons for seeking out the 14th century Palazzo Agnusdio, which lies in the sestiere of Santa Croce, a stone's thrown away from Ca' Pesaro.

The palazzo boasts not one but two exquisite examples of medieval sculpture. The first, which can be seen over the land door, takes the form of a 13th century relief showing an angel in majesty above a Gothic shield supported by two angels. The relief is framed by an equally beautiful arch with a complex floral design.

Palazzo Agnusdio, Venice
The second glory is the window on the façade overlooking the canal, which is decorated with 14th century reliefs of the symbols of the four evangelists framed by the Virgin and Angel of the Annunciation. 
Agnus Dei, Palazzo Agnusdio, Venice
The palazzo takes its name from the tondo, which surmounts the door over the canal, a relief of the Agnus Dei, the mystic Lamb of God. 

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