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Museo diocesano "Mons. Aurelio Sorrentino"

Opened the 7 October 2010, the Diocesan Museum “Mons. Aurelio Sorrentino” of Reggio Calabria is located on the ground floor of the Archiepiscopal Palace that was built at the end of the 1700 s next to the Cathedral of Maria SS.ma Assunta. The most important exposed pieces are: The Resurrection of Lazar attributed to the Neapolitan painter Francisco De Mura, apprentice of Francisco Solimena (3rd decade of the 18th century); the Ostensory Radial painted by Francisco Jerace in 1928, for the Regional Eucharistic Conference in Reggio Calabria, the Reliquary of the arm of St. John Theriste from the 17th century, which was given by Apollinare Agresta, the abbot of the Italian-Greek monastery to monsignor Marcantonio Contestabile, bishop of Bova from 1669 to 1699; the Pastoral of monsignor Antonio de Ricci, archbishop of Reggio from 1453 to 1490, a silver piece in Neapolitan-school style; a Crucifix in ivory donated to the Cathedral by the archbishop Alexander Tommasini (1818-1826); a french Chalice in silver and enamel, donated in 1879 by Queen Maria Cristina of Spain to the card. Luigi Tripepi; precious handmade weavings that belonged to the Confraternity of the Immaculate, in the church of SS Annunziata, one of them is a wall-hanging made of brocade of silk, made by a Lyionese manufacture (around the beginning of the 18th century).



 


 

 



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