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Museo Cassioli Pittura senese dell'Ottocento

After a complex restoration campaign, the museum housed within Corboli Palace opened in 2002 to showcase the works previously exhibited in the Etruscan Museum and the Sacred Art once again to the public. On the second floor, you can admire the archaeological material found in the last fifty years in the surrounding communes, to witness the ancient events Upper Ombrone Valley.

Among these they are to be reported the excavations of the necropolis Poggione, with ivories and reels bucchero, funerary objects of the mound of Molinello, with rare examples of archaic sculpture and metal artifacts, and finally the reconstruction of the tomb of Poggio Pinel, dated between V and I century BC and equipped with travertine and tuff urns, pottery with red figures, bronze vases, mirrors and jewelery.

The Sacred Art section begins instead with a series of works that bear witness to the local political and religious history, until in Asciano Middle Ages it became a real economic pole that attracted the rich Sienese merchant families. There is, as if it were a "pictorial revelation", a series of paintings made by the greatest Sienese artists from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century: Mark of Bonaventure, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, the Master of the Observance, Matteo di Giovanni, Rutilio Manetti, Bernardino Mei and Francis Nasini, as well as precious wooden sculptures including some attributed to Giovanni Pisano and Francesco Valdambrino.

Of particular interest are some rooms of the palace that still preserves paintings of ethical-political entity from the second half of the fourteenth century. Remarkable is also the collection of ceramics, jewels and liturgical furnishings.

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