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A Small Chapel, The House Of Some Great Sculptures In History

An art-lover should go to Naples’ historic center and visit Cappella Sansevero, a small-sized chapel/museum, to see some perfectly carved marble sculptures.

Cappella Sansevero is a place where you can find masterpieces by many of the notable Italian sculptors from 18th century. Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of Sansevero and the chapel’s patron, were one of the primary factors that affected the arrangements, aspects and themes of the pieces of art and the chapel.

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It is an unequalled place for world’s artistic legacy. The most famous and notable piece in this museum is Veiled Christ, a magnificently carved sculpture of Jesus Christ lying dead with fine details such as crucifixion marks on the hands and feet. With Anatomical Machines downstairs and the ceiling, the Glory of Paradise painted by Francesco Maria Russo, this Masonic-inspired baroque chapel, Cappella Sansevero is a must-see museum, full of extraordinarily realistic marble sculptures having beauty and divinity in them.

(h/t: twistedsifterlonelyplanet)

The Veiled Christ / Giuseppe Sanmartino, 1753

sculptures of museo cappella sansevero naples italy

sculptures of museo cappella sansevero naples italy

sculptures of museo cappella sansevero naples italy

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sculptures of museo cappella sansevero naples italy

sculptures of museo cappella sansevero naples italy

sculptures of museo cappella sansevero naples italy

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