The magnificent Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
In the zone that was to be used as the imposing Duomo Nuovo, the ambitious and extraordinary work that only the Black Plague of 1348 was able to block, stands the marvelous Museo dell’Opera del Duomo , one of the most beautiful museums in Italy.
The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is known all over the world for the two masterpieces of the artistic genius of Duccio di Boninsegna: the Stained Glass Window for the Apse of the Cathedral and the fantastic Majesty .
The stained glass window is a unique work in the world that Duccio’s technical-engineering ability exalted making it legend using as many as 14 immense glass panels of the highest quality in unimaginable color ranges ranging from sapphire blue to golden yellow, ruby red emerald green : a magic.
The Majesty, visible on both sides, offers the view of 40 figures in the front and almost eighty in the back.
But the Museum is not just the Majesty
One of a kind is also The Madonna of the Big Eyes in front of which the Sienese, before leaving for the famous Battle of Montaperti, recited a prayer to Our Lady.
In the Museum there are also statues of extraordinary beauty such as Sybils, Prophets and Philosophers of antiquity, sculpted by Giovanni Pisano, the Madonna enthroned with the Child and Cardinal Casini by Jacopo della Quercia and the tondo of Donatello with the Madonna Child.
The Museo dell’Opera is the main attraction of Siena together with Piazza del Campo and represents one of the jewels of Tuscany and Italian art.
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