On display are figurines, dolls, silverware, paintings, tapestries and furniture along with altar pieces and religious art. There are also religious artifacts such as whips, rods and spiked metal “cilices” used by the Franciscan monks. (I Google so you don’t have to… cilice: a hairshirt worn to induce discomfort or pain as a sign of repentance and atonement.).
There’s also a medical book dated 1759 which gives graphic instructions on how to amputate an arm!
There are 42 paintings of the Cuzco style representing the life of Saint Francis Assisi dating back to the latter years of 1700. (I Google again: Cusqueña paintings are characterized by their use of exclusively religious subjects, their lack of perspective & predominance of red, yellow and earth colors. They are also remarkable for their lavish use of gold leaf).
In most of the rooms there was no photography allowed but I took a few when permitted. This is a Genealogical tree of the Franciscan order painted in 1723. The painting is by Juan Espinosa de los Monteros and is believed to have been used to teach the history of the Order. It shows general information about the Order including its foundation, and general rules. There are also branches of cardinals, pontiffs, popes, kings, queens and nobles who were members of the order with their names and coat of arms. The work is crowned by a depiction of the Immaculate Conception.
A couple of the artwork: