Museo di San Matteo

Ancient art

Date : 2018 February 2nd
The National Museum of San Matteo in Pisa collects works from the main ecclesiastical buildings of the city and the territory. The stone sculpture collection includes works from the early Middle Ages to the sixteenth century, among which notable evidence of the" Romanesque "period and the masterpieces of Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, by Andrea and Nino Pisani, Francesco di Valdambrino, Donatello, Michelozzo and Andrea della Robbia. The collection of paintings is very rich, which includes over two hundred paintings of Tuscan art between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The picture gallery, one of the most remarkable in the world for Christian art, preserves admirable tables by Giunta Pisano, Berlinghiero, Volterrano, Simone Martini, Lippo Memmi, Francesco Traini, Taddeo Gaddi, Spinello Aretino flanked, for the fifteenth century, by the excellent works of Masaccio, Gentile da Fabriano, Beato Angelico, Benozzo Gozzoli and Ghirlandaio. The museum also preserves important evidence of illuminated manuscripts (12th-14th centuries), wooden sculpture of the 14th and 15th centuries, medieval ceramics (over 600 very rare Islamic ceramic basins from the 10th-13th centuries and Pisan archaic majolica from the early 13th century)

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