Museo di Santa Croce

The Museum

In the fourteenth century church of Santa Croce houses the City Museum. The blade of the deposition on’ altar, painted by Luca Signorelli in 1516,è l’ unique among the many works on wood the Cortona master to be still in its original site. The same feature, rather unusual for a museum, also occurs for places paintings on the side altars.

The scene of the deposition è inserted in a’ full disclosure of the highlights of the Passion: the three crosses on Golgotha ​​in the upper left; Deposition at the center, attended by the Group of Marie, the Virgin già fainted and Mary Magdalene; San Giovanni on the right, above which are represented the transportation of the body into the tomb and the mourning of the dead Christ. Being the confraternity dedicated to the Holy Cross, the three panels of the dais are dedicated to the Finding Legend of the True Cross of Christ in the version taken from the Golden Legend of Jacopo da Voragine, widespread text in the middle ages.

Of great importance in the Museum of Umbertide also other works from the nearby church of San Francesco, including a painting by Niccol memorize options Circignani the Pomarancio, depicting the Madonna and Child in Glory.&Nbsp; The Santa Croce museum also has a’ important archaeological section: ceramic materials by’ età proto to Hellenistic period and Roman, that attest to an attendance of long-standing in the area, coins dating back to the IV-V century A.D. from a settlement on Mount Acuto and a votive which has returned bronzes italic type schematic of gender in human and animal figure, dating back to the VI-V century B.C..


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Piazza San Francesco
06019 Umbertide


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