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The Treasury Museum

Hours - 9-18.15 (Apr to Sep) 9-17.15 (Oct to Mar)
5, children 12 and under 3


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Reliquary of the Holy Lance.
Venetian art. Fifteenth century.

The reliquary consists of a gold-plated silver mounting on a six-lobed base supporting a rock crystal sphere. Above it there is an element similar to the "lantern" of a dome with six crystal elements. This is closed on top by a small dome and above there is a cluster of crisp leaves. The translucent enamels decorating the reliquary are also of special interest.

Crystal cut in such a precise way has been typical of Venetian workmanship since the high Middle Ages.

Tomb Monument of Sixtus IV Dalmatic of Charlemagne Column from the Constantinian Basilica Frame of the Veronica Ciborium of 1432
Angel Model in Clay by Bernini Reliquary of the Holy Cross Bronze Rooster from the Bell Tower of the Old Basilica

A few of the many items on display in the Treasury Museum

Information on the Treasury Museum is taken from the CD "IL TESORO DI SAN PIETRO" BY Citec ed


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