Snell's Hidden Treasure

 
Following up on my last posting, which was on the exterior of the Snell Arcade, is this scene from the inside. It's a mosaic of Venice's Santa Maria della Salute, and measures approximately five feet wide. It's surrounded by a very Mediterranean tile border.



The amazing thing about this mosaic (shown here in its entirety) is that at some point it was covered over with plaster board, and then forgotten for decades. It was rediscovered during renovations, and was a big, happy surprise.