Castelvecchio Museum

Castelvecchio Museum (Italian: Museo Civico di Castelvecchio) is a museum in Verona, northern Italy, located in the eponymous medieval castle. Restoration by the architect Carlo Scarpa, between 1959 and 1973, has enhanced the appearance of the building and exhibits. Scarpa's unique architectural style is visible in the details for doorways, staircases, furnishings, and even fixtures designed to hold a specific piece of artwork.

The museum displays a collection of sculpture, statues, paintings, ancient weapons, ceramics, goldworks, miniatures and some old bells.

Sculptures, mostly from the Romanesque period of Verona, include:

  • Sepulchre of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, basrelief from 1179.
  • "Crucifix", a 14th century tuff work by the so-called Master of Sant'Anastasia, from the church of San Giacomo in Tomba.
  • "St. Cecilia and Catherina", from the same Master of St. Anastasia.
  • Equestrian statue of Cangrande I della Scala, coming from complex of the Scaliger Tombs.

Paintings include:

  • Madonna of the Quail by Pisanello
  • Madonna of the Rose Garden by Stefano da Verona or Michelino da Besozzo
  • Crucifixion and Madonna dell'Umiltà by Jacopo Bellini
  • Madonna with Child by Gentile Bellini
  • Holy Family by Andrea Mantegna

There are also numerous paintings and frescoes from the 14th century.

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