Palermo, Palazzo Abatellis, by Carnalivari Matteo, 1490 - 1495, 15th Century, . Italy; Sicily; Palermo; Palazzo Abatellis; . Detail. Interior hall Room of the Crucifixes space museum painted crucifix (Pietro Ruzzolone 15-16C)
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See some of Sicily’s most prized artworks at the Regional Gallery of Sicily, housed in the Palazzo Abatellis, in Palermo’s Kalsa neighborhood. The palace’s Catalonian Gothic–style architecture, which dates from the 1490s, is worth a visit in its own right. Among the prominent works in the collection are the Virgin Annunciate by Renaissance artist Antonello da Messina and a sculpture of the head of Eleonora of Aragon by Francesco Laurana.