MAST – Museum of Sacred Art in Tarquinia

Old Town

MAST – Museum of Sacred Art in Tarquinia

Episcopal palace

Established as a Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art in 2001, it was later renamed Municipal Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art in 2008, and finally MAST in 2011.
Located in the episcopal palace, a Renaissance building that incorporates medieval remains, including interesting allegorical mural paintings, the museum was renovated in its current form starting from 1737 by Cardinal P. Aldrovandi (1734-52, Bishop of Montefiascone and Corneto).
Situated on the main floor, the museum consists of a gallery of portraits of illustrious prelates and eleven rooms – one dedicated to Bishop C. Chenis (1954 – 2010) – where vestments, objects, liturgical furnishings, furniture, and paintings from places of worship in the Municipality and the territory (11th-19th centuries) are exhibited.
Visitors can admire several remarkable artworks, including Madonna and Child by Antonio del Massaro, also known as Il Pastura (c. 1450 – before 1516), St. Anthony between St. Sebastian and St. Rocco by M. Trofi, also known as il Truffetta (1480-1537), and Crucifixion with Saints
John, Crispin and Crispiniano attributed to B. Cavarozzi (1590-1625), St. Sebastian attributed to G. F. Romanelli (1610-1662) and Lamentation over the Dead Christ by T. Conca (1750-1815).
On the ground floor is the Diocesan Archive.

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Photography by: César Vásquez Altamirano, Tiziano Crescia, Roberto Romano, Sailko Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported, Paolo Monti

Translations by Ylenia Marcucci e Alessandro Rotatori