Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Siena)

The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is an art museum in Siena, in Tuscany in central Italy. It houses works of art and architectural fragments that were formerly in, or a part of, the Duomo of Siena (Siena Cathedral). These include a number of Italian Gothic sculptures by Giovanni Pisano and his school from the façade of the cathedral; the Maestà of Duccio di Boninsegna, which was the altarpiece from about 1311 until 1505[1]:519 or 1506;[2]:221 and works by Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. There are also works moved to the museum from other churches in the area, such as the Madonna of Duccio brought from the Pieve di Santa Cecilia [it] at Crevole in the comune of Murlo.[1]:519

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
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Established1879
Coordinates43°19′04″N 11°19′47″E / 43.3177°N 11.3296°E / 43.3177; 11.3296Coordinates: 43°19′04″N 11°19′47″E / 43.3177°N 11.3296°E / 43.3177; 11.3296
Websiteoperaduomo.siena.it/museo.htm
Interior of the museum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alta Macadam (1978). Northern Italy: from the Alps to Rome. Blue Guide. London: Ernest Benn Limited. ISBN 0510016030.
  2. ^ Alessandro Bagnoli, Roberto Bartalini, Luciano Bellosi, Michel Laclotte (2003). Duccio: alle origini della pittura senese [Siena, Santa Maria della Scala - Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, 4 ottobre 2003 – 11 gennaio 2004] (exhibition catalogue, in Italian). Milano: Silvana Editoriale. ISBN 8882154831.