Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, July 29, 1937

Pavillon Colombe

St. Brice-sous-Forêt (S&O)


Dear Robert.

After closing the envelope of the big letter I’m sending you registered today, I received the measurements of the Campiello Angaram roundel.Roundel with Emperor Alexios I (?), Byzantine (?), twelfth century, marble, immured in the Campiello de Ca’ Angaran, Venice. See Matteo Bezzi, Iconologia della sacralità del potere: Il tondo di Angaran e l’etimasia (Spoleto: Fondazione Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, 2007). These are given me:

Diametre (inside frame) m. 0.89

“ with frame m. 1.03.

Hight [sic] of figure m. 0.83

Your relief, as measure by Volbach, is: Diam. H. 0.89

“ W. 0.99.


R. T.

Associated People: Friedrich (“Fritz”) Volbach
Associated Artworks: BZ.1937.23