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Miniatures of the Doges

Doges’ <EM>Promissio and Commissions</EM>
Doges’ Promissio and Commissions
Miniatures of the Doges
VENICE  •  Doge’s Palace, Sala dello Scrutinio  •  Ongoing
The autumn exhibition is dedicated to the vast collection of illuminated manuscripts of the Doges’ Promissio and Commissions. Of great importance historically, these documents are also of great beauty, and  marked the institutional milestones in the lives of the highest political post in the Most Serene Venetian Republic. These manuscripts, which range from the XIV-XVIII centuries, were written out by expert scribes. They often were decorated with splendid miniatures painted in brilliant colors, augmented with gold applied with a brush or in gold leaf, and were bound in precious bindings of stamped or painted leather, or in velvet and brocade fabrics with silver fixtures. These documents, often generically, called Commissioni, have been collected together in a single serires (labeled “Class III“), which comprises over a thousand pieces.

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Contact: Doge’s Palace
Sala dello Scrutinio

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