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Montecassiano Saints Philip and James Church


Saints Philip and James Church

Built in the 18th century, it used to be part of a vast hospital complex and was supported by the Confraternity of Saints Philip and James. The church has a simple and linear form with a one-hall interior and ribbed vault ceiling. It houses the Confraternity Museum which collects processional objects, still used today in the solemn processions, which belong to the town’s confraternities. It also preserves official documents of the same. 18th century


Confraternity Museum

Among the objects in the museum’s collection, there are processional objects by the silversmith Antonio Piani from the second half of the 18th century, belonging to the Confraternity of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Other noteworthy works are: the large 18th century banner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel; the catafalque in painted, gilded wood of the Confraternity of Saints Philip and James with which the dead Christ is carried during the procession on Holy Friday; the processional cross in sculpted gilded wood from the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity, of the 17th century and the processional crucifix with the Christ in silver, from the confraternity of the Most Blessed Sacrament, made by the German silversmith, Dionisio Boemer in the 18th century.

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