Pietro in Ciel d'Oro within a splendid tomb, for which Gerbert, afterwards Pope Silvester II., wrote an inscription.
The Pala d'oro, or retable of the high altar, is one of the chief glories of St Mark's.
The most striking example is undoubtedly the Ca' d'Oro, so called from the profusion of gold employed on its façade.
- Ca' d'Oro, as originally built.
Retrotabulum (modernized retabulum) was applied to an architectural feature set up at the back of an altar, and generally taking the form of a screen framing a picture, carved or sculptured work in wood or stone, or mosaic, or of a movable feature such as the famous Pala d'Oro in St Mark's, Venice, of gold, jewels and enamels.
In this way the so-called " fondi d'oro "of the catacombs in Rome were made.
The fondi d'oro suggested the manufacture of plaques of gold which could be broken up into tesserae for use in mosaics.
Manufactures are of small account, the raw material going mostly to the coast; but olive-oil is made, together with various wines, of which the most famous is the vino d'oro, a sweet liqueur-like beverage.
Buzino d'oro, " golden bark," latinized in the middle ages as bucentaurus on the analogy of a supposed Gr.
Inland (W.S.W.) from it, on the slope of Monte Caputo, overlooking the beautiful and very fertile valley called "La Conca d'oro" (the Golden Shell), famed for its orange, olive and almond trees, the produce of which is exported in large quantities.
The gorgeous Pala d'oro, still in St Mark's at Venice, a gold retable covered with delicate reliefs and enriched with enamels and jewels, was the work of Byzantine artists during the 11th century.
This work was in progress for more than a hundred years, and was set in its place in though still unfinished (see Bellomo, Pala d'oro di St Marco, 1847).
In character of work and design it resembles the Venice Pala d'Oro, but is still earlier in date, being a gift to the church from Archbishop Angilbert II.
Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, the origin of which dates from the beginning of the 6th (?) century, but which as it stands was consecrated in '132, is very similar to S.
The Pala d'Oro at S.