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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Museums of Sacred Art



Anonymous
Christ the King and the Enthroned Madonna amongst Angels
12th century
Gray alabaster
Museum of the Cathedral of San Cerbone, Massa Marittima 


Pietro di Sano (1406 - 1481)
Detail of altarpiece of The Presentation in the Temple 
Tempera on wood
Museum of the Cathedral of San Cerbone, Massa Marittima 


In Italy most dioceses have museums of sacred art

The Tuscan dioceses of Massa Marittima and Piombino have five remarkable museums at Massa Marittima, Piombino, Campiglia Marittima, Suvereto and Castagneto Carducci