Museo Diocesano di Cosenza

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Museo Diocesano di Cosenza

Museo Diocesano di Cosenza
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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The Diocesan Museum of the Archdiocese of Cosenza is located between the Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral, in those rooms that were once part of the premises of the Diocesan Seminary. It serves as a link between past and recent history and constitutes a point of reference which allows to go back in time and revisit past and to discover aspects of the present time in its best and sometimes unknown aspects. It represents an ideal base to explore and discover the city and learn more about the vast Archdiocese, as it gathers in a single place precious and famous artifacts coming from the Cathedral and other local churches. The Museum contains artworks coming from some churches of the Diocese, including the precious Reliquary-Cross or Staurotheque, a unique work in embossed gold, vermicelli filigree, enamel and rock crystal dating back to the 12th century. According to tradition, it was donated by Frederick II of Swabia on the occasion of the consacration of the Cathedral in 1222.
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5Kathy5
Portland, OR14 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
This is a nice collection of local art from the area's churches. The way it is displayed, you can see it up close.
Written June 6, 2017
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Melfoto
San Diego, California35 contributions
Jan 2017
We loved this museum’s half-portrait busts of saints, designed as reliquaries, some are quite life like. There is an interesting comparison of lactating madonnas painted in (more recent) Byzantine style to 16th century. Paintings of Madonna del Suffragio sec. XVII and Madonna con Bambino del Purgatorio sec. XVIII, sit above souls in purgatory painted by Meridionale & Calabrese workshops are terrific!
Other paintings of saints include a very sweet 16th cent. Madonna del Carmine w/ gold guilt background and a 17th cent. San Gennaro, appearing to be in ecstasy. Other extremely fine pieces are jewelry donated to the cathedral: earrings, crosses and rings, as well as ornate silver filigree book covers.
Written February 11, 2017
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Melbournetraveller17
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Excellent way to spent a couple of hours. It is free. A small but very worthwhile museum. It attached to Seminary and Bishops residence.
Written November 5, 2014
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Museo Diocesano di Cosenza is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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