Vestments

Vestments

Linen, silk and gold 17th-20th centuries   Among the vestments conserved in the Museum there are several copes wide, semicircular robes used like capes, open in front and held with a clasp, chausubles the robe used during the celebration of the mass in different colors according to the liturgical season; stoles or strips of linen,…

Chalices

Chalices

Gold, silver and semiprecious stones 17th-20th centuries   In this display case we can admire many chalices dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Notable is the chalice decorated with sapphires and rubies donated by Cardinal Bernardo Pianetti. The walls of the room hold 165 ex voto, mainly praying figures or body parts from…

Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver 16th-20th centuries   In this display case besides a small temple shaped Gothic style reliquary in silver and coral there is a collection of patens, incense boats and other objects used during the mass and sacraments. The paten is a gold or gilded metal plate used to contain the host before and…

Reliquary Busts

Reliquary Busts

Gilded wood or silver papier mache 17th-18th centuries   The Museum has many reliquaries of different materials and shapes. The most common are the wooden box type with various decorations. Others are in metal in different architectural styles or similar to a monstrance. Others are similar to body parts from which the relic came, known…