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The San Giovanni Battista Church Museum of Sacred Art in Cavriglia
The artistic treasures from the local parish church and monastery

The San Giovanni Battista Church Museum of Sacred Art is found in the oratory of the brotherhood dedicated to the Name of Jesus, which is next to the left nave of the old parish church of San Giovanni Battista. It is not known when the oratory was originally built, but its current structure is due to renovation work carried out on the building at the end of the eighteenth century.

The museum was created in order to preserve and celebrate local artistic heritage. The public can now admire works of art which tell the story of religious devotion in the area. All the items on display come from the church itself and from the other churches in Monastero and Montaio. Of particular note are some glazed terracotta sculptures by Benedetto Buglioni that date back to the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, and a processional cross which is thought to come from the second half of the 1100s.



 
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