St. Januarius and his relatives

St. Januarius and his relatives

The slow rocking of the heads and a slight movement of the bodies, wrinkled hands and an heart breaking songs which gives rhythms to their gesturing. Their voices are echoed among Domenichino’s frescos and 52 silver busts in the Royal Chapel of the treasure of St....
St. Januarius by Lello Esposito

St. Januarius by Lello Esposito

This work was realized in 2011 by Lello Esposito who donated it to Museum of the Treasure of St. Januarius in order to be a container for the offerings of an educational project. Effectively, the stand of the work is a small vault. Lello Esposito said that “this work...
The gift of Maria Theresa of Austria

The gift of Maria Theresa of Austria

The queen Maria Theresa of Austria was reserved and austere. She was the daughter of Carlo d’Asburgo -Teschen and  Enrichetta of Nassau Weilburg but the wife of Ferdinando II of Bourbon.  He was very friendly but she was very strict. In spite of their different nature...
The pyx from Umberto II

The pyx from Umberto II

The king Umberto II of Savoy and his wife, the queen Maria Jose of Belgium moved from Piedmont to Naples. On 4th November 1931 their arrive in Naples was sealed by symbolic greeting and they went to Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius.   On that occasion...

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