Precious metals collection

The nucleus of this collection is made up of objects created for liturgical or domestic use: crosses, reliquaries, and Eucharistic vases flank enameled coffers or antique cutlery, covering an arc of time from the 14th to the 17th centuries. The intent of the collection – which doesn’t strive to be complete, neither from a chronological, nor a typological point-of-view – is closely tied to the decoration of the rooms in which the different objects are skillfully displayed.

Cross, beginning of the 14th century

Cross, beginning of the 14th century, Lombardy, gilded copper, height 47,8 cm, width 41,7 cm, inv. 704, Red Room

Private devotional plaque, end of the 15th

Private devotional plaque, end of the 15th – beginning of the 16th century, Venice, copper, 22 x 14 cm, inv. 807, Red Room

Cup with cover, beginning of the 16th century

Cup with cover, beginning  of the 16th century, Venice, enameled copper, height 19,8 cm, diameter 14 cm, inv. 655, Red Room

Reliquary, mid 15th century

Reliquary, mid 15th century, Lombardy, gilded copper, height 22,2 cm, width 12 cm, inv. 739, Green Room

Crucifixion, ca. 1500

Crucifixion, ca. 1500 , Il Moderno, bronze plaque, height 12,7 cm, width 9,1 cm, inv. 808, Red Room