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Museo Lapidario

Via Lanfranco 6, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 439 6969
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Only if you are interested in something specific in their collection

The collection had some interesting pieces of religious artifacts though I felt the admission price... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2015
Patchogue, New York
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The original collection of the Lapidarium Museum includes finds which came to light as the cathedral was being restored between the end of the 19th and 20th century. In the collection there are sculptures and there is relief art work from Roman times which was mainly reused as building material to build the Duomo. There are also fragments from the previous medieval cathedrals, finds from the Roman period, ancient inscriptions, both medieval and modern. Of importance in the exhibition are the plutei from the pre-existing High Middle Ages cathedral, the San Geminiano Arch, the noteworthy series of Metope, consisting of eight sculptures depicting monster like creatures (gargoyles) and fantastic beings and carved by a master craftsman working in Wiligelmo’s workshop, as well as one of the lion column bases at the Porta dei Principi, which was later removed and replaced by a copy after being damaged during WWII.
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20 Jul 2015
“Only if you are interested in something specific in their collection”
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

The collection had some interesting pieces of religious artifacts though I felt the admission price was a little steep for the collection. We walked through and were done looking in less than 15 minutes. I would not recommend unless you are interested in something specific...More

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