Room IX

SHOWCASE containing:
vestments XVIII-XIX century consisting of Copes, Dalmatics, Stoles, Maniples, Pouches and Chalice covers.
They are made in various fabrics: damask, silk woven with gold and silver threads and various colours and with embroidery of flowers, and leaves in stylised and fantastic motifs.

A second SHOWCASE also containing Sacred Vestments of XVIII-XIX century similar to the above 
Monstrance of silver gilt - XVIII century
Bishop's Crozier - Silver - XIX century
Bishop's Mitre - XVIII century.

The raising of the cross - Oil on canvas Bernardino Gagliardi (1609 - ?) XVII century

St. Crescenziano - Oil on canvas - XVII century painted by Giovan Battista Pacetti, known as "the Sguazzino"

St. Lorenzo - Oil on canvas - XVII century painted by Giovan Battista Pacetti, known as "the Sguazzino"

St. Florido
- oil on canvas - XVII century from the workshop of Giovanni Battista Pacetti called "The Sguazzino".

St. Amanzio
- oil on canvas - XVII century from the workshop of Giovanni Battista Pacetti called "The Sguazzino".

The samaritan woman at the well
- Oil on canvas by an unknown artist. Second half XVII century.
It shows the kneeling figure of a woman by a well. Three other figures are near her and they are shown against a landscape background.
The walnut frame is finely and richly carved.
The provenance of the work is unknown. It seems to be from the School of Cortona which was flourishing at that time in Umbria and also in Cittą di Castello.
Among the minor exponents of this school were Giovanni Ventura Borghesi and Salvi Castellucci.

The virgin Mary and members of her family
Oil on wood by unknown artist: XVII century copy of a work by Pietro Vannucci (called "il Perugino") the picture shows in the centre the Virgin enthroned with the Holy Child and St. Anne.
In front of the throne stand Simon and Taddeus to the left there is Joseph with the little Joseph of Arimathea and Maria of Cleofa with James the lesser in her arms.
On the right are Maria Salome with the little John the Baptist and nearby the other small sons James the Greater and Joachin.
The scene is set in a hall with a vaulted coffered ceiling opening on to a country landscape.
The walnut frame is carved in spirals recalling the "rococo" style; on the upper part, beneath some flowers, there is an eaglet holding in its claws a stylized river, probably the "arms" of some noble family.
The original by Perugino can be dated 1502 and is now in the museum at Marseille (France).
In this XVIII century copy the children and the two women are less attractive and graceful than those of Perugino. There is also the addition of two trees in the background.
Perugino's picture was painted for the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Porta San Pietro in Perugia and is considered to be one of his finest works.

Ruth and Boaz - oil on wood by an unknown artist- second half of XVIII century.
The female figure with a sheaf of corn represents Ruth , a biblical figure of the Moab people, great-grandmother of King David and therefore an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
She was the widow of an Hebrew who had emigrated to Moab and chose to follow her mother in-law Naomi to Bethlehem.
Here she was given permission to glean corn in the fields of Boaz, a rich relative of Naomi.He is often shown, as in this picture, standing close-by and talking to her.
The scene is set in a landscape with buildings in the distance.
Once again the frame is of richly carved walnut. It has not been possible to trace the work or discover its origin, but the style somewhat resembles that of the "Samaritan woman at the Well" and suggests a painter of the School of Cortona.

St. Bonaventura reading - oil on canvas by an unknown XVII century artist.
Recent restoration (1990) has revealed the original features of this work previously marred by unskilled treatment.

Portraits of Dignitaries by local painters XVII-XVIII century.
Simone Barbuglio - lay benefactor of the Canonry.
Count Francesco Cesareis - from a Patrician family of Perugia. He was Deacon and Archdeacon of the Cathedral and was created Cardinal on 23rd July 1818.
Ottavio Bufalini Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
Giovanni - Cardinal Deacon of Cittą di Castello with the title of St. Adrian. He was a nephew of Pope Celestino II.

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