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Sacred Art Museum

 
Sacred Art Museum
Sacred Art Museum

A rich collection of artworks from churches and private collections.

The museum, situated in the old town near the Bishop residence, collects a rich variety of historically and artistically relevant sacred artworks.

In it we have several examples of sacred sculpture coming from different locations together with works from the nearby Church of San Benedetto the martyr. This museum originated, mostly, from a rich private collection. In the museum it is possible to admire a wood sculpture called "Ecce Homo" dating back to XVII century, the "Cristo flagellato" (The whipped Christ) a statue from the XVIII century and other saints statues made of wood, rock or ivory. Among the most important examples of jewelry dating from the end of the XIV century there are a stained cup and a metal processional cross.

In the sacred art museum there are even some objects produced by local artisans, such as the four Evangelists statues, refined wood carved works dating back to the XIX century, earlier housed in the Church of San Benedetto martyr.

The museum is part of the provincial network "Musei Sistini del Piceno". The network was born in 1998 and comprehends so far 10 museums that are widespread all over the province territory thanks to an agreement between the Diocese of San Benedetto del Tronto - Ripatransone - Montalto, the Province of Ascoli Piceno and the local Administrations.