Nicolaus Ranucius (Ranierius) and His Sons, Johannes and Guittone

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

A ciborium (altar canopy) sheltered and added focus to the high altar of a church. Here the simple but graceful architectural forms are enhanced with colorful mosaic and gold glass inlays. The Ranucius family of marble workers created this and other works for churches north of Rome.

Ciborium, Nicolaus Ranucius (Ranierius) and His Sons, Johannes and Guittone, Marble (Lunense) from Carrera with hardstone and gold glass inlay, Italian

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