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The Museum of Sardinian Knives

Arbus
via Roma, 15
Tel. 0709759220
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This museum is situated in an eighteenth century house and has 4 exhibition rooms. In the first room there are about 100 ancient knives which show the history of the Sardinian knife; in the second room there are knives made by the most famous Sardinian artisans and in the third room there is a exhibition of collector's pieces of great artistic value made by the cutlery works L'Arburesa . In the last room there is the reconstruction of the ancient craftsman's shop that houses some tools dating from the XIX century and an anvil from the XVII century. There is also a series of paintings and sculptures that have knives as their subjects. Among the knives which are worthwhile mentioning there is the biggest jack knife in the world which is in the 1986 issue of the Guinness Book of Records and a Sardinian LEPPA or "busachesa" from the XIV century.
 

The Collection of Anatomical Waxes by Clement Susini

Cagliari
Cittadella dei Musei,
p.zza Arsenale
tel. 070664783
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Orari: aperto 9-13 3 16-19

This collection consists of 23 anatomical waxes that experts claim were made by Clemente Susini at the height of his artistic ability. These waxes are recognised as among the best examples in the world for their anatomical detail and for their figurative perfection which was missing from the earlier works by Clemente Susini. The figurative perfection is clearly visible in the image of
death that the artist impressed in the wax faces with composed realism. These waxes were commissioned by the viceroy Carlo Felice between 1801 and 1805 while Francesco Antonio Boi was the Professor of Anatomy. These waxes were made in Florence where Francesco Antonio Boi took care of the anatomical dissections of which the samples in Cagliari are faithful copies.
 

Communal Art Gallery

Cagliari
Viale Regina Elena
Giardini Pubblici
Tel. 070490727
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This Museum houses artefacts dating from prehistory to the late Medieval period from Sarrabus-Gerrei, Marmilla, Trexenta, Campidano, Sulcis-Iglesiente, Oristanese,Barigadu and Montiferru regions.
In this Museum there are artifacts from the early Neolithic age(Su Carroppu - Sirri - Carbonia) and from the First Bronze Eneolithc. There are the votive artefacts of Su Benatzu in Santadi, santa Vittoria in Serri, Sant'Anastasia in Sardara, Sianeddu in Cabras and Molinu in Villanovafranca.
Very important figurative bronze art, in particular the art from Abini in Teti and Santa Vittoria in Serri which represent various figurative themes and magical rituals.
The tophet of Tharros is evocatively reconstructed to represent the Phoenician-Punic period. It shows an expanse of sand on which there are cinerary urns, cippus and ritual stele of the sacred purification area. From the Roman period there are black ceramics, thin ceramic vases and everyday ceramics. From the Roman city of Olbia there are the effigies of the Nerone and Traiano emperators, a marble urn and the cinerary urn of Claudia Calliste.
There is also the famous boundary stone from Cuglieri with the mention of Huddaddar populations. From the late-ancient period (IV-V century A.D.), when the ties between Sardinia and Africa became stronger, there are clay ceramics, oil lamps richly decorated with Christian symbols and everyday ceramics. Bronze, silver and gold jewels and ornamental exhibits from the late Medieval funerary art from various Sardinian sites are also on display.
Among the didactic exhibits in this Museum are the models of a single tower nuraghe and of the nuragic tomb of the jants and the reconstruction of a Phoenician tomb in Bithia in Domusdemaria.


The National Archaeological Museum

Cagliari
Cittadella dei Musei,
p.zza Arsenale
tel. 070655911
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This Museum houses artefacts dating from prehistory to the late Medieval period from Sarrabus-Gerrei, Marmilla, Trexenta, Campidano, Sulcis-Iglesiente, Oristanese,Barigadu and Montiferru regions.
In this Museum there are artifacts from the early Neolithic age(Su Carroppu - Sirri - Carbonia) and from the First Bronze Eneolithc. There are the votive artefacts of Su Benatzu in Santadi, santa Vittoria in Serri, Sant'Anastasia in Sardara, Sianeddu in Cabras and Molinu in Villanovafranca.
Very important figurative bronze art, in particular the art from Abini in Teti and Santa Vittoria in Serri which represent various figurative themes and magical rituals.
The tophet of Tharros is evocatively reconstructed to represent the Phoenician-Punic period. It shows an expanse of sand on which there are cinerary urns, cippus and ritual stele of the sacred purification area. From the Roman period there are black ceramics, thin ceramic vases and everyday ceramics. From the Roman city of Olbia there are the effigies of the Nerone and Traiano emperators, a marble urn and the cinerary urn of Claudia Calliste.
There is also the famous boundary stone from Cuglieri with the mention of Huddaddar populations. From the late-ancient period (IV-V century A.D.), when the ties between Sardinia and Africa became stronger, there are clay ceramics, oil lamps richly decorated with Christian symbols and everyday ceramics. Bronze, silver and gold jewels and ornamental exhibits from the late Medieval funerary art from various Sardinian sites are also on display.
Among the didactic exhibits in this Museum are the models of a single tower nuraghe and of the nuragic tomb of the jants and the reconstruction of a Phoenician tomb in Bithia in Domusdemaria.


The Collection of Anatomical Waxes by Clement Susini

Cagliari
Cittadella dei Musei,
p.zza Arsenale
tel. 070664783
torna alla pagina precedente
Orari: aperto 9-13 3 16-19

This collection consists of 23 anatomical waxes that experts claim were made by Clemente Susini at the height of his artistic ability. These waxes are recognised as among the best examples in the world for their anatomical detail and for their figurative perfection which was missing from the earlier works by Clemente Susini. The figurative perfection is clearly visible in the image of
death that the artist impressed in the wax faces with composed realism. These waxes were commissioned by the viceroy Carlo Felice between 1801 and 1805 while Francesco Antonio Boi was the Professor of Anatomy. These waxes were made in Florence where Francesco Antonio Boi took care of the anatomical dissections of which the samples in Cagliari are faithful copies.
 

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