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Museo archeologico regionale Antonino Salinas di Palermo

Address : Piazza Olivella - UFFICI Via Bara all'Olivella 24, PALERMO
Province : Palermo  City : Palermo
Phone : 0916116807 - 0916116806 - FAX 0916110740

Opening hours : Salinas, Himera, Castello a Mare, Necropoli Punica, Albergo dei Poveri: da martedì a sabato 9.30-18,30. Domenica e festivi 9,30-14.
Ticket full fare :  6,00 €
Ticket reduced fare:  3,00 €
Notes: Altri siti dipendenti: Solunto Lun-Sab 9,30-19 Dom/fest 9,30-14. Case Romane Lun-Ven:9-13,30. Iato Antiquarium: Lun-Sab9,30-18,30 ZonArch: Lun-Sab9,30-16;Dom/fest9,30-14


Palermo punica      (1995) durata 28' 54"

Regional Archaelogical Museum A. Salinas Palermo


Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas"

The museum is located in the old city centre near the Teatro Massimo, off via Roma.

The museum is housed in the building of the San Filippo Neri Congregation and is part of the monumental complex of the "Olivella", which includes also the Church of St Ignatius and the adjoining oratory.
The construction of this architectural complex, initiated at the end of the 16th c. to the design of Antonio Muttone, was completed in the 17th c.
Deconsecrated and confiscated by law in 1866 it later became the site of the National Museum.
It has since been frequently tranformed: the last major reconstruction concerned a whole wing that was bombed in the second world war (1943)
The museum illustrates the various artistic periods and civilization in western Sicily from prehistory to the late Roman period.
It also shows the history of art collecting in an exhibition of important objects and
collections not of Sicilian origin.
The original collection consisted of material from the University Museum, which was established in 1814.
Other significant additions came from private donors, religious institutions, programmed archaeological excavation and also from chance discoveries.
The museum does not follow a common
criterion in its layout because of the
heterogeneous nature of the collections, as they were established in the 19th century.
The arrangement is therefore both
typological and topographic.
Ground floor
A Small inner court: underwater items
Room 1 Egyptian and Phoenician collection
Room 2 anthropoid Phoenician sarcophagi
Room 3 inscriptions
Room 4 Phoenician stelae
Room 5 architectural terracottas, sculptures from Selinunte
Room 6 lion-head gutters from the Temple at Himera
Room 7 metopes from Selinunte
Rooms 8 - 11 Etruscan collection of Count Casuccini from Chiusi
First floor
Rooms 12 - 15 items from various sites in western Sicily and from the section of Ceramics at Selinunte
sala 16 Etruscan, Greek and Roman bronzes
sala 17 Greek sculpture
sala 18 Roman sculpture
Second floor
Room 19 Sicilian prehistoric and protohistoric objects, from stonework of the Upper Palaeolithic to the civilization of the iron age
Room 20 floor mosaic
Rooms 21 - 23 pottery from Greek, Italiot and Siceliot workshops




Typological Classes

Places of origin

The museum exibits 10.394 items

From the
Palaeolithic to the
millennium BC
Fossils, graffiti, stone objects,
Addaura (Palermo),
Termini Imerese, Levanzo and other grottoes in western Sicily
1 Plaster cast with graffiti of Addaura grotto
1 Calco con graffiti della Grotta Addaura




millennium BC
Flints, stone objects, pottery
Monte Pellegrino (Palermo), Paceco and other sites in western Sicily
2 Anphora from Monte Pellegrino
2 Anfora da Monte Pellegrino
Copper age
millennium BC
Flints, carved bones, stone objects,
terracotta objects, pottery, metalwork
Necropolises of: Palermo, Capaci, Carini, Riparo della Moarda (Altofonte), Villafrati; Vecchiuzzo grotto (Palermo)
3 Small idol from Piazza Leoni, Palermo
4 Moarda-style vase stile
3 Idoletto di piazza Leoni, Palermo


4 Vaso stile Moarda


Bronze age
millennium BC
Stone objects,
carved bones, pottery,
Vecchiuzzo grotto (Palermo);
villagges of:
Boccadifalco (Palermo),
Pantelleria, Ustica
5 Cup with trumpet-shaped base, Ustica
6 Bronze statuette, Selinunte
5 Tazza con piede a tromba, Ustica


6 Statuetta in bronzo, Selinunte


Iron age
10th-12th c. BC
(bronzes), pottery

Sites in western Sicily

7 Anphora, S. Angelo Muxaro

7 Anfora, S. Angelo Muxaro
Archaic and classical period
7th-5th c. BC

Stone and terracotta architectural elements, sculpture (stone marble and bronze statuary, reliefs, sarcophagi), inscriptions,terracotta (figured terracottas, tools), pottery, metalwork (gold, silver and bronze items), coins, jewels anchors, ivories, carved bones, glasswork

Selinunte, Himera, Marsala, Solunto,Pizzo Cannita (Misilmeri),
Agrigento, Castronovo,
Palermo and other sites of Sicily and of southern Italy
1 Statue of female divinity, Selinunte (detail),
6th c. B.C.
2 Attic lekanis , Selinunte, 6th c. B.C.
3 Metope from Temple C, Perseus and the Gorgon, Selinunte, 560-550 B.C.
4 Anthropoid sarcophagus, Pizzo Cannita, 6th c. B.C.
5 Corynthian oinochoe, Selinunte, 6th c. B.C.
6 Small metope,
Europa on the bull, Selinunte, 6th c. B.C.
7 Bronze ephebe, Selinunte, 480-460 B.C.
8 Attic crater, Agrigento,
5th c. B.C.
1 Statuetta femminile Selinunte (part.), VI sec. a. C.


2 lekans attica, Selinunte, VI sec. a. C.




3 Metopa Tempio C, Perseo e la Gorgone, Selinunte, 560-550 a. C.


4 Sarcofago antropoide, Pizzo Cannita (part.), VI sec. a. C.




5 Oinochoe corinzia, Selinunte, VI sec. a. C.


6 Piccola metopa, Europa sul toro, Selinunte, VI sec. a. C.




7 Efebo bronzeo, Selinunte, 480-460 a. C.


8 Cratere attico, Agrigento, V sec. a. C.


Hellenistic period
4th-1st c. BC
Stone, marble, plaster architectural elements; sculpture (stone and bronze statuary, reliefs, sarcophagi), terracotta (figured terracottas, tools), pottery, metalwork (bronzes, gold, silver), coins, inscriptions, wall paintings, mosaics, jewels, glasswork, ivories, carved bones
Centuripe, Marsala, Salemi, Siracusa, Solunto, Taormina, Pompei and other sities of Sicily and of southern Italy
1 Ram from Syracuse,
3rd c. B.C.
2 Monumental vase, Centuripe, 3rd-2nd c. B.C.
3 Statue of Zeus, Solunto, 2nd c. B.C.
4 Painted aedicula, Marsala, 1st c. B.C.
1 Ariete da Siracusa, III sec. a. C.


2 Vaso monumentale, Centuripe, III-II sec. a. C.




3 Statua di Zeus, Solunto, II sec. a. C.


4 Edicola dipinta, Marsala, I sec. a. C.





Roman period
1st c. BC- 4th c. AD
Sculpture (stone marble and bronze statuary, sarcophagi, reliefs), urns, inscriptions terracotta (figured terracottas, tools), pottery, anchors, mosaics, metalwork (bronzes, silver and gold objects), coins, jewels glasswork ivories,carved bones
Marsala, Palermo Partinico, Tindari and other sities of Sicily,
Torre del Greco
1 Heracles with stag, (Roman copy from original by the school of Lisippus),
Torre del Greco 4th c. A.D.
2 Satyr pouring wine, marble (Roman copy from original by Praxiteles), Torre del Greco, about 360 A.D.
3 Mosaic representing Orpheus, Palermo, 3td c. A.D.
1 Eracle e il cervo, (copia romana da originale della cerchia di Lisippo), Torre del Greco, IV sec. a. C.


2 Satiro versante in marmo, (copia romana da originale di Prassitele), Torre del Greco, 360 a. C. circa




3 Mosaico con Orfeo, Palermo, III sec. d. C.




Egyptian collection
millennium and 7th c. BC
Inscriptions, sculpture
1 The Palermo stone (detail) 3238-2990 B.C.
2 Statue of Prince Bes, 7th c. B.C.




Casuccini Etruscan collection
6th - 1st c. BC
Sculpture (stone statuary, sarcophagi, stone and terracotta urns and cippi), pottery ("bucchero"), metalwork (small figured bronzes and engraved mirrors)
1 Funerary statue, 6th c. B.C.
2 Oinochoe in bucchero, 6th c. B.C.
3 Sarcophagus of Hasti Afunei, 2nd c. B.C.








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