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GetCOO | Chiesa di Santa Maria Mater Domini

Chiesa di Santa Maria Mater Domini

Tradition says that the church was founded c. 960 and built by the Zane and Cappello families. Originally dedicated to Saint Christina, with the rededication documented as taking place in 1128. Rebuilt after demolition in 1503, probably to a design by Mauro Codussi. (Giovanni Buora's name is also mentioned sometimes). Completed 1512-24, perhaps by Jacopo Sansovino, who is perhaps responsible for the façade (but Scarpagnino's name is also mentioned sometimes) and consecrated in 1540. Restored by Venice in Peril in the 1980s. This mostly consisted of work on the roof, but also restoration work on two paintings - the Catena mentioned below and Francesco Bissolo's Transfiguration.