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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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Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus
Marble. Fourth century.

Junius Bassus was the prefect of Rome in 359. The front of the sarcophagus, which was discovered in 1595 near the Confessio of the Vatican Basilica, is divided into ten compartments. On the upper part: the sacrifice of Abraham; St Peter between two soldiers; Christ between Saints Peter and Paul; Christ being led as a prisoner, and before Pontius Pilate. On the lower part: the patience of Job; Adam and Eve; Christ's entrance into Jerusalem; Daniel in the lion's den; St Paul being led to martyrdom. On the minor sides there are putti harvesting grapes on the left, and putti reaping on the right.

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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