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Bojnice altar in Pisa

THE BOJNICE altar, the most valuable item from Bojnice Castle, will be displayed from September to November in Pisa, Italy, at an exhibition mapping Pisa's history.

The organisers of the exhibition asked for the 10-table altar because its creator, the medieval Florentine painter Narda di Cione, a.k.a. Orcagna, originally created it for the chapel of a monastery in Pisa. Experts say the image of the patron saint of Pisa, St. Raniér, on the altar proves it.

According to Bojnice Museum director Ján Papco, it is not clear how the altar ended up in Bojnice. It is thought that it was acquired by the last feudal owner of Bojnice Castle, Ján Pálffy.

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