Tintoretto: Saint Mark Cycle - Saint Mark's Body Brought to Venice (1562-1566)

(Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy)

Part 2 of the St. Mark Cycle by the Italian master Tintoretto (1518 – 1594). This painting depicts the Venetian Merchants stealing the body of the Saint. In A.D. 828 they found the body of the saint in Alexandria, Egypt, where the locals were about the burn the body of the saint. Taking advantage of a sudden storm, the merchants took the body and brought it to Venice. Painting from 1562-1566.

The other parts of this cycle:
Part 1: Finding the body of Saint Mark/ Saint Mark Working Many Miracles
Part 3: Saint Mark Rescuing a Saracen from a shipwreck