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Three Medieval Paintings Make their Way Back Home


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The restoration of three of the most ancient works of art housed at the Uffizi has been completed and will soon make their way back to the Uffizi’s exhibition halls.

Completely financed by the Friends of the Uffizi Association, the restoration involved two wooden crosses and a diptych from the pre-Giotto period: a cross from the 12th century in Pisan style and another cross from the second half of the 12th century attributed to the Master of the Cross 434. The dyptich is from around the mid-1200s and shows a Crucifixion and a Madonna with Child and Saints attributed to Bonaventura Berlinghieri.

Until March 29, the three works can be seen for free within the medieval ex-church San Pier Schieraggio Tuesdays-Sundays from 9am-6pm before they return to Hall 2 where works by Giotto, Cimabue and Duccio da Buoninsegna are exposed. As the New Uffizi project continues, the three works should eventually make their way to a better display within Hall 1.

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