"The Crucifix and the Weepers". Photo by Paolo Monti, 1961 (Fondo Paolo Monti, BEIC).
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Castelvecchio Museum is a museum in Verona, northern Italy, located in the eponymous medieval castle. Restoration by the architect Carlo Scarpa between 1959 and 1973 has enhanced the appearance of the building and exhibits. Scarpa's architectural style is visible in the details for doorways, staircases, furnishings, and even fixtures designed to hold a specific piece of artwork. The renovation carefully balanced new and old, revealing the history of the original building where appropriate. Unusual at the time, this approach has now become a common approach to renovation.
The museum displays a collection of sculpture, statues, paintings, ancient weapons, ceramics, goldworks, miniatures and some old bells.
Sculptures, mostly from the Romanesque period of Verona, include:
- Sepulchre of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, basrelief from 1179.
- "Crucifix", a 14th-century tuff work by the so-called Master of Sant'Anastasia, from the church of San Giacomo in Tomba.
- "St. Cecilia and Catherina", from the same Master of St. Anastasia.
- Equestrian statue of Cangrande I della Scala, coming from complex of the Scaliger Tombs.
There are also numerous paintings and frescoes from the 14th century.