Museo dell'Abbazia di San Colombano, Bobbio

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  • A visit to this small museum is much more interesting than one would imagine: first in these places must have been the legendary scriptorium with the famous library (remember "the name of the rose"?), of which today no longer track, while books, dispersed in Napoleonic times, are now in other large libraries; Secondly some exhibits are fascinating. There are artifacts and Roman inscriptions, tombstones and plutei Lombards, Cruets with Holy oil of Palestine carried by pilgrims of the vi and vii centuries, eulogies (relics of the Holy places), remains of the Romanesque basilica of Abbot agilulf and the beautiful IDRIA of 3rd-century ALABASTER, precious gift to the monastery of Bobbio of Pope Gregory the great or Honorius i. Soprattuutto I hit a really magnificent; the Ivory CASKET DEPICTING the MYTH of ORPHEUS, considered one of the finest works of the fourth and fifth centuries. Derived from an elephant's tusk was initially a work heathenish, converted into Christian meaning: Orpheus, the legendary Greek poet with his song tries even defeat death bringing the Ade la dolce Eurydice ... Apart from the disputes on the actual dating (ranging from the 2nd to the 6th century according to the authors) and the origin (perhaps Palestinian Syriac) it is a work full of figures, from the elaborate iconography, with elements of fantastic imagery of the time: Lions, Knights, mermaids, Centaurs, bird with plasticity effects created by the light that runs on light and dark surfaces, solids and voids, which tell the mythic story about a series of fluid and uninterrupted planes. In conclusion a exquisitely crafted object of an incredible refinement, work of a great author unfortunately unknown to us, from the profound meaning and eternal. Definitely worth visiting!
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  • For lovers of medieval art is worth visiting the Museum of the Abbey of San Colombano. For lovers of modern art, for only two dollars more, visit also the collection Mazzolini, which includes numerous paintings and sculptures, including De Chirico, Carrà, Fontana. Open all the complex in about an hour.
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  • Is a small museum, but containing many rare finds of archaeological and religious objects. Very nice a polyptych by Bernardino Luini, located in the last room.
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