Museo Mandralisca in Cefalù

Antonello da Messina: Portrait of an unknown man (1465)

Museo Mandralisca: Ritratto di un Uomo Ignoto (Portrait of an unknown man) by Antonello da Messina, painted in 1465. This is the museum's jewel.

It is the items collected by baron Enrico Piraino di Mandralisca (1809-1864) that is exhibited in the museum.

 

 

 

 

Tuna fish salesman (Mandralisca Museum, Cefalù).

Tuna fish salesman (Mandralisca Museum, Cefalù).

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Greek vase, Museo Mandralisca.

Greek vase.

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Greek vase in the Mandralisca Museum, Sicily

Greek vase (480-470 BC) in the Mandralisca Museum. Centaurs.

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Coin from Siracusa (Museo Mandralisca, Cefalù)
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Coin from Selinunte (Museo Mandralisca, Cefalù)
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Small heads.

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Not far from the old fishermen's houses in Cefalù you will find the Museo Mandralisca, a museum with a wide variety of more or less important objects.

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Cefalù

Cefalù certainly was a beautiful city even in the mid 1800's. Here a detail of a painting hanging in the Museo Mandralisca in Cefalù. It was painted by Francesco Tenuta Bevelacqua (1814-1858).

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Woman with a masculine face (Museo Mandralisca, Cefalù)

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Woman with a masculine face. Painting in Museo Mandralisca, Cefalù.

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Museo Mandralisca, Cefalu

A beaver? Stuffed animals are also part of the museum.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Museo Mandralisca, Cefalù

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Museo Mandralisca

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Virgin

The Virgin and Child.

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stuffed birds in Museo Mandralisca

Just like Norman Bates in Hitchcock's film Psycho, the baron Enrico Piraino di Mandralisca liked to collect stuffed birds.

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