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Museum of the middle Ages: photos, description (Museo Civico Medievale)

Museum of the middle Ages since 1985 is located in the heart of Ghisilardi, built on the ruins of an ancient Palace in the 15th century. Today in the Museum you can see the vast collection of rare and curious things, such as the Syrian-Egyptian pitcher of the late 13th century, a few Turkish arrow-17th century, the gold cross of the 8th century, ivory with the engraving of the 12th century, depicting Christ and the gilded saddle. Here are many bronze statues and medieval tombstones. The decoration of the Museum are the frescoes of the great Jacopo della Quercia. And the most valuable part of the collection consists of medieval documents. Certainly worth a look at the statue of Pope Boniface VIII by Manno Bandini work - Dad was famous for having dedicated his life to ending the war between Bologna and Ferrara. It is said that this statue was first installed in a public place.

The whole Museum is divided into 4 zones, each of which in turn is divided into rooms. On the ground floor you can get acquainted with the history of the Museum and see the collection of ceramics, as well as French and Italian ivories. In the hall dedicated to the Middle Ages in Bologna, presented things, made in the 13th century of Carrara marble. And in the adjacent room holds numerous statues in those years in Bologna, as in many other University cities, it was common practice to create a funerary sculptures of deceased professors. Here you can see figures of saints Dominic, Pietro, Floriano, Ambrosio, Petronio and Francis. They were completed about 1382. In one of the halls is a gorgeous fountain with figures of four of Atlantis is the creation of an unknown artist of the beginning of the 13th century. In hall 21 there is a collection of sophisticated boxes, probably used by the women from noble families to store jewelry and cherished knickknacks. Finally, one of the greatest works of art presented in the Museum is a bronze bust of mercury, created by Giambologna in honor of the Austrian Emperor Maximilian II.