Cerreto Sannita Civic and pottery Museum

Opened to the public in 1995, the Museum documents the ceramics art tradition flourished in Cerreto after the 1688 earthquake. Notoriously, from XVI century, the antisexual culture of Spain at the time of the Inquisition, more and more present in Spanish influenced Neapolitan society, suggested a “Compendiario” style, made of plain and essential decorations, typical of Faenza ceramics.

Then, from XVII century, the presence of a large Florentine community proposed and spread out the typical patterns of Montelupo pottery, with a distinctive popular imprint. Cerreto, completely destroyed by a violent earthquake in 1688, inserts itself into the lively figurative cultural climate of the baroque Naples.


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