The Luigi Piloni Art Collection is located in the historic center of Cagliari and is located inside the city's University building. The collection consists of a collection of Sardinian works of art and craftsmanship collected by Luigi Piloni. Piloni donated the entire collection in 1981 to the University of Cagliari. The collection is divided into seven rooms and includes paintings, Sardinian costumes, prints, maps, carpets, jewelery, silverware, handicrafts and clothing. The collection of paintings is the richest and traces the history of painting from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century, in particular of Sardinian origin. Among the most important painters are: Raffaello Delogu, Filippo Figari, Melchiorre Melis, Antonio Mura, Aligi Sassu and Mario Sironi. In the exhibition rooms 82 pieces are exhibited, including 15 rosaries, 8 spuligadentes (objects for cleaning the teeth and ears), a scissors holder and amulets against the evil eye. Of great value are the 136 views of Sardinia including watercolors, original tempera, drawings with views of Cagliari, Sassari and Sanluri. The collection houses a historical archive and a library open to the public.

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