Museo del Duomo - Museo Lapidario, Modena

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  • If, at some point in your life, you have decided to find out what lies beyond the known world, recàtevi the "lapidary Museum of the Duomo of Modena" and contemplate the monstrous beings sculpted by anonymous "master of mètope" at the beginning of the 12th century. There are the "antìpodi", "shadow men living folded up on the other side of the planet, with our feet up and her head down; There's a young naked, playing with a snake-like Dragon (who knows what it is!); and there is a man who not only has very long hair, but he also "upside-down feet"; There is also an elegant maiden, but with three arms! and then there is another one, giant, found on a beach at world's end; There is the great "ittiòfago", male beccuto of distant India, whole fish-eating undercooked (yuk!); then there's the "two-tailed Siren", "Basic Instict" neutral to smile; and finally there is the sconcissimo and disturbing "hermaphrodite", spreading (just to be clear). These monsters-mirabilia, which once were on the roof of the Cathedral, in the right location of bad thoughts, they are now all together in one room of the Museum, as if they were the in-aware of the nearby Cathedral. And we humans "normal" of the 21st century. We watch for them, as in a mirror, because the unknown world is out, but is also in.
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  • It is a small museum annexed to the Museum of the Duomo, where you can see the original metopes of the Cathedral, replaced by copies in the middle of the last century. Some are very original, like the hermaphroditus or two-tailed siren. It is included in the joint entrance of the sites Unesco of Modena. The only problem was that we arrived very late and had little time to enjoy the works.
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  • Is located on the ground floor of the Museum of the Cathedral, small but definitely interesting. It is accessible directly by a nice garden.
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  • This is a great museum and Maria did an excellent job helping us. Modena is a beautiful city and this museum is a great addition
  • Definitely worth seeing but of objects are very few (those belonging to San Gemignano, a bubble and a book miniato)
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