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03 Mar

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Exterior Entrance Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Staircase Marble Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Madonna And Child Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Lamb Cross Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Arch Hallway Column Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Archway Columns Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Archway Cross Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Columns Courtyard Roses Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Courtyard Ravenna Italy

Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna Sign Ravenna Italy

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Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna

The Ravenna National Museum, founded in 1885, has been housed since the early twentieth century in the prestigious former San Vitale Benedictine monastery. The original nucleus of the museum patrimony is constituted by the collections formed in the eighteenth century by the Camaldolese monks of Classe, subsequently enriched through donations and acquisitions and above all with material from the Ravenna territory thanks to finds and excavations. Currently the museum exhibits a large set of heterogeneous collections, referable to three fundamental groups: stone objects, excavation finds and art collections. The collection of stone objects, mostly in the two cloisters of the monastery, is made up of interesting epigraphs and funeral steles and of stone objects from the Roman, palaeo-Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The monumental staircase leads to the upper floors, where mosaics and archaeological material are exhibited, coming in particular from the territory of Classe, and the collections of so-called lesser arts, which represent a very large part of the museum collections and are distinguished according to the type of material, as in the old arrangement of Classe collections. The art collections include Bronzes and Plaques, Ivories, Icons, Weapons and Armours, and Ceramics. The museum also contains the important cycle of fourteenth-century frescoes removed from the old Santa Chiara church in Ravenna by Pietro da Rimini.



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