Museum of Adrano, archaeology and history under the volcano

Virtual tour

Second floor




Hall I
There are collections by the Greek city of Adranon, the settlement of Syracuse, founded , according to Diodorus Siculus, around 400 BC on whose ruins insists the modern city of Adrano. The exhibition of materials from the center consists of dozens of jars acromi, with red pictures and black paint, sometimes with decoration sovraddipinta, terracotta statuettes of sacred and theatrical argument , objects of daily use coming from the excavations of the village, both those of the necropolis that extended to the east (Vigna quarter of Court) and west (the S. Alfio), outside the city walls. The exhibition also includes fragments of a floor with the words of welcome XAIPE, recovered in the town.
Statuetta di attore comico dall’abitato di Adranon (IV secolo a.C.)
Skyphos a figure rosse (seconda metà del IV secolo a.C.)
Lekythos a figure rosse (seconda metà del IV secolo a.C.)
Figurine di terracotta raffiguranti uccelli dall’abitato di Adranon (III secolo a.C.)
Statuetta di tanagrina avvolta in ampio himation (II secolo a.C.)
Pisside a figure rosse (330 - 300 a.C.) dal corredo della tomba n. 8 della Necropoli orientale.
Unguentario (III secolo a.C.). Necropoli orientale, scavi 1998

Hall II
This hall is dedicated to the exposure of material concerning the Roman, Byzantine and medieval age of land of Adrano. You can view ceramics, glass, metals and coins of Roman imperial age; ceramics and metals of Byzantine age, including two incensieri and two spoons of bronze dating to the VI-VIII AD; glazed pottery and coins and medieval age. Two virile portraits , a head of Dionysus child and some amphorae, all imperial aged, finish the exhibition dedicated to the antique human settlement in Adrano and in its territory.
Brocchetta in pasta vitrea (seconda metà I secolo d.C.)
Unguentarlo in pasta vitrea (fine I – inizi II secolo d.C.)
Ritratto maschile di età romana (III-IV secolo d.C.)

Chapel
The chapel houses the historic and artistic Etnoantropologico section, where you can admire fragments of frescoes attributable to the fourteenth century; in the basin of abside, the Pantocrator in the almond surrounded by angels testifies to the presence of transalpine workers operating in the territory at the end of the fourteenth century. Inside the sacred crop environment are exposed stone artefacts from all sources, between them you can distinguish a headless marble statue of the sixteenth century, perhaps the Immaculate, the wood statue of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria dating to the end of the seventeenth century and some small sculptures in alabastrine marble of sixteenth century, , but certainly of refined bill. A collection of "Baby Jesus" in wax, dating from the nineteenth century and recently restored, documenting the widespread production of ceroplastica in the Etneo territory and constitutes the most important expositive core of etnoantropologico interest . The Baby Jesus are kept inside of wood boxes and glass bells, dating from the nineteenth century, and mainly depicting the Christ Child Jesus blessing or sleeping, usually placed inside careful sets consisting of miniature objects such as flowers, doves, birds, sheep, created in wax paper or tissue. The techniques of performance that used the ceroplasta, "u bamminiddaru" follow the dictates of the bronze sculpture using plaster molds. The latter, consisting of two parts, were fitted with a forum to enable the leakage and the emission of molten wax , with a rotary motion over the entire inner surface of the mould. Cooled the wax and once opened the mould, you could obtain the rough work, ready to be cleaned, polished, retouched and colored with a series of small instruments such as scalpels, of varying shape, allowing the perfect modeling of piece.
Cappella gentilizia
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