Greek gold

Greek gold has been chosen for the inaugural exhibition. The best known galleries in the Hermitage in St Petersburg are the two treasure chambers where the collections of gold and jewellery are shown. An important part of the display comprises jewellery from the Greek colonies around the Black Sea. This gold jewellery, dating from the 6th to the 2nd century BC, was found by Russian archaeologists during excavations in the 19th and 20th centuries. For the Olympic year of 2004 a breathtaking selection of more than 100 of the finest pieces in the collection has been made and they will be on view in the Netherlands from 28 February.

On display will be phenomenal examples of the goldsmith's art in the form of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and laurel wreaths of a quality rarely found in any Dutch museum collections. The exhibition includes objects from every period and site, including the celebrated tombs at Nympheum and Olbia. Exhibited alongside the jewellery are objects that put it in context: Greek vases depicting richly adorned women, elegantly chased silver pieces and moulds that illustrate the process of making jewellery.

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Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on 25 December 2014 and 27 April 2015
Open on 1 January 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Janiek Dam

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