Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is situated between the Bishop's Palace and the Cathedral. It houses works of art coming from the Cathedral, including also holy silverware and relics, as well as from other churches, especially of the mountain area.
The first room, where some frescoes of the 15th century have been left, contains several works of art among which you can admire an altar relief by Giroldo da Como, coming from the abbey of Montepiano, a "Madonna del Parto" by the Pratese painter Bettino di Corsino (early 14th c.), an "Annunciazione" by an anonymous Florentine painter (early 15th c.) and a "Crocifissione" (of the 2nd half of the 14th c.).
In the following Renaissance-style room you can see some choir books, and the precious "Parato di S. Stefano" which was given by the Cardinal Alessandro de'Medici to the Cathedral at the end of the 16th c.
The third room houses the original panels of Donatello's Pulpit, which have been recently restored, the detached fresco from the Cathedral portraying the Beato Iacopone da Todi of the mid-14th c. attributed to Paolo Uccello and an altar-piece from the church of Faltugnano portraying the "Madonna con Bambino" between the Saints Giusto and Clemente by the "Maestro della Natività di Castello" of the XV c. It is worthwhile admiring the altar-piece portrying S. Lucia of Filippino Lippi's period and the casket which held the Holy Marian Belt of 1446.
In the fourth room we can find the Lapo Spighi's portrait which has been attributed to Michele Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, a Crucifix of the Botticelli workshop and a painting by Carlo Dolci. The so called "Stanza del Tesoro" (fifth room) displays some remarkable jewel works of art, among which you can appreciate a Reliquary.
Euro 3,00 - Euro 1,50 cut price Cumulative ticket with Castle and Mural Painting Museum Euro 5,00 - closed on Tuesdays.
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