Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Herlitzka Tomb, Recoleta Cemetery

Engineer Mauro Herlitzka was born in Trieste in 1871, but moved to Argentina at age 26. He rose to prominence first in the electrical industry, then telecommunications. His neo-Byzantine family vault built in 1920 is located in Buenos Aires' Recoleta Cemetery, plot 442.

Salviati mosaics decorate both the interior and exterior of this sepulchral monument.

Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 139.
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