Pendent with perfumed capsule (First half of the 17th Century) by Goldsmith from southern Italy (?)Museo Diocesano Tridentino
The treasury is a collection of precious objects used in worship celebrations: according to canonical prescriptions, crosses, chalices, pyxes, monstrances, and reliquaries were made of rare and valuable materials so as to evoke divine light.
Portable altar (1207/1218) by Trentino goldsmithMuseo Diocesano Tridentino
Among the oldest works on display in the museum is the movable altar of Federico Vanga, prince-bishop of Trent who commissioned the construction of today's cathedral.
Used to celebrate mass outside of places of worship, it is adorned with the symbols of the Evangelists.
Crosier of the prince bishop Giorgio Hack (1458 circa) by German goldsmithMuseo Diocesano Tridentino
The crozier is the main attribute of episcopal dignity and its form alludes to the power exercised by bishops as 'shepherds of souls.'
This specimen was donated to Trento Cathedral by Prince-Bishop George Hack in 1458, who is depicted in the center of the urchin.
Processional urn of Saint Vigilius (1632 (the urn) and circa 1760 (ornaments and mitre)) by Oswald Tischmacher and Giuseppe Ignazio PruchmayerMuseo Diocesano Tridentino
The urn used each year in the solemn procession in honor of St. Vigilius was made in 1632 at the commission of the city of Trento, which thus thanked the patron saint for the protection he gave during the terrible scourge of the plague.
The rococo-style mitre was added later.