Treasury Museum and Lapidarium Anagni
Address: Via Leone XIII – Anagni. Phone: (+39) 0775 211417 or (+39) 3494981226. Opening times: From 9:30to 13:00 and from 15:00-18:00 (November-March); from 9:30 till 13:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00 (April-October). Admission: 2,60 Euros. Name in Italian: Museo del Tesoro e Lapidario del Cattedrale.
History and description
Its collection consists of marble pieces, antique mosaics and cosmatesque strips, fragments of tombstones, various inscriptions and funerary monuments.
The most important objects, however, are the famous Roman cippi (“milestones”). These low pillars were inscribed with inscriptions of various kinds and were found in Anagni in an area known as the Terme di Piscina.
Other highlights are a Limoges enamel jewel box decorated with events from the life of Saint Thomas Beckett and the cope cope of Boniface VIII. (A cope is a liturgical long mantle or cloak, open in front and fastened at the breast with a band.
In the adjoining chapel of the Savior is also preserved a wooden panel depicting a “Madonna and Child” dating back to 1325.
A number of the objects in the museum were not found in Anagni itself, but taken from the Roman catacombs and subsequebtly donated to the Museo Lapidario.