Lapidarium

Following the inspections on the Duomo hill recently the remains of tombs were found. During the works done at the end of the 1800s the pavements in the side naves were removed and with them many tombstones. The finding, first cleaning and recomposition were done with Archeoares and the Tuscia University organizing a temporary exhibition…

Reliquary cross

Reliquary cross

Cross: silver zone, chiseled, carved, rock crystal Reliquary: golden silver, gems 1634 Giovanni Francesco Frangi height 57 cm, width 28 cm, base 15 cm   The inscription on the base reveals that Cardinal Tiberio Muti, Bishop of Viterbo in 1634, had this reliquary containing fragments of wood from Christ’s cross gilded. The tiny Calvary with…

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…