Diocesan Museum Of Sacred Art Of Lecce
The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of Lecce is located in the historical center of the city and is located in the Archbishop's Palace, near the Cathedral. The Museum was inaugurated in 1729 by the will of the Bishop Michele Pignatelli. The collection tells the story of the artistic history of the Diocese in particular the city of Lecce. They are part of the sculpture collection, silver, vestments and paintings. The paintings are the largest collection of exposed assets and ranging from the fifteenth to the late eighteenth century. Among the most striking works are the "testimony of faith of St. Ursula" by Paolo Finoglio, "Grazing where mesa" which is the idealized transposition of the institution of the Church, attributed to Nicolas Poussin. The few examples of sculpture present in the exhibition are in perfect harmony with the iconography of the paintings. Of great importance is the Ecce Homo, "Assumption" by Nicola Fumo and Judith Raffaele Caretta. They conclude the exhibition Neapolitan liturgical vestments and silver that were in Lecce Cathedral. They tell of the wealth of the diocese with particular reference to the silk vestments, gold and silver.