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Camaiore Museum of Sacred Art


Sacred paintings, sculptures, furnishings and a priceless Flemish tapestry on display

The Camaiore Museum of Sacred Art was established in a 17th-century building and preserves some of the most interesting works in the area. On display here are paintings, sacred jewelry, sacred furnishings and vestments dating from between the 14th and 16th centuries.

Of particular interest, in the first section of the museum, are the polyptych by Francesco di Andrea d’Anguilla (15th century) and the series of silver astylar crosses.

One of the jewels of the collection is the 15th-century polychrome wooden Vergine Annunciata, attributed to Matteo Civitali and from the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta. In the same room is present also the altarpiece with the Madonna in trono con il Bambino tra i Santi, possibly made by Vincenzo di Antonio or Antonino Frediani.

Visitors will also be able to admire a very rare piece here: it is a Flemish tapestry from 1516, with scenes from the Passione di Cristo and attributed to the workshop of Peter de Pannemaker. The birth of the museum is due precisely to this work: stolen in 1932, it was almost immediately fortunately recovered. Following the theft, it was decided to collect the most valuable works preserved in the churches of Camaiore in a single building.

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