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20 January 2022
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An overview of the collections, related aesthetics, techniques and meaning.

  • Inscriptions and carved portraits from the Roman city. 1st century A: D:

  • Portuguese and northern European religious sculptures in stone, terracotta and wood. 10th - 18th centuries.

  • Crozier, holy water vessel, chalices, reliquary caskets, crucifixes, monstrances, statues, incense boats, pyxes, osculatory, reliquaries, salver and jug, thuribles, from Portugal, Spain, Italy - 12th to 18th centuries.

  • The jewellery collection consists essentially of pieces acquired by religious establishment from 14th to 18th century.

  • Monumental altarpieces along with small devotion paintings. 15 th - 18 th cent.

  • Interweaving threads, embroidered stories that subsisted far beyond the threads woven by oblivion.

  • Tableware, decorative vessels and tiles. 16 th - 19 th cent.

  • This collection illustrates the history of Portuguese furniture and main characteristics.
    16th to 19th centuries.

  • The Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro has some other collections which, although of importance, do not fit into the display logic determined by the fundamental collections that constitute the contents of this Museum.
    Early books
    Oriental Collections

  • Architectural drawings from the Reform of the University of Coimbra.
    19 th  and 20 th cent. landscape and portrait.

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