The Most Ancient Bell in the Lagoon

The bell towers of Mazzorbo and Burano
The most ancient bell (1318) in the Venetian lagoon is to be found in the campanile of the church of Santa Caterina on the island of Mazzorbo. 

The bell is signed and dated: MAGISTER LUCAS DE VENETIIS ME FECIT ANNO MCCCXVIII. It is also inscribed with the words: XUS VINCIT XUS REGNAT XUS IMPERAT (Christ conquers. Christ rules. Christ reigns supreme).
Relief of St Catherine, Campanile, Santa Caterina, Mazzorbo
There is a stone relief of Saint Catherine, complete with broken wheel and martyr's palm, under the bell chamber. 


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