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“Wonderful pictures and breathtaking tablets of carved ivory” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno

Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno
Largo Plebiscito 12, Salerno, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 76 things to do in Salerno
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“Wonderful pictures and breathtaking tablets of carved ivory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Housed in the former Seminary, and recently restored, the Diocesan Museum is further up the hill behind the Cathedral. It hoses some wonderful paintings but above all a series of breathtaking medieval tablets of carved ivory telling stories of the Old and New Testament. The series was complete until recently, the missing pieces are in reputable museums - Berlin, Hamburg, New York - they should give them back now the setting is so perfect.

Visited December 2012
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“A unique series of ivory carvings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Worth visiting to see the series of 12th century carved ivory plaques of Old and New Testament scenes. Simple, clear, attractive imagery and an insight in to a period of Italian history that is less visible than the Renaissance and Baroque - perhaps the dark ages were not so dark after all.

There are several other interesting exhibits in the Museum as well. It is just around the corner from the Duomo and is FREE!

Visited September 2012
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