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Gems and Jewellery of the Medici

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Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Japan’s first public exhibition of the Medici treasures

The Silver Museum in Florence’s Palazzo Pitti houses the collection of the Medici family, patrons of Renaissance artistry. One outstanding highlight is the range of ancient and medieval cameos that fascinated Lorenzo il Magnifico (‘Lorenzo the Magnificent’), the Medici family member responsible for creating Florence’s ‘golden age’, and said to have a ‘the character of an artist and the soul of a monarch’. Renaissance tastes are characterized by a profound respect for ancient Grecian and Roman culture, and thus many pieces around this time drew their inspiration from these cultures’ myths. This is represented in this exhibition too, with items such as Pendant with Bacchus and Ariadne Cameo, Pendant with Graces Cameo, Pendant with Minerva and the Infant Heracles Cameo, and so on. We hope you will join us in witnessing the first display of these precious items in Asia.

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Event Name Gems and Jewellery of the Medici
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Dates April 22, 2016 – July 5, 2016
Note Closed on 2nd &4th Wednesday (Apr.27, May. 11, 25, Jun. 8, 22)
Open Hours 10:00–18:00 (Last admission: 17:30)
Admission Adults: ¥1400(¥1120)
College and vocational students: ¥1120(¥890)
Junior high and high school students, and seniors (65 and over): ¥700(¥540)

・Figures in parentheses are group admission fees (for groups of 20 or more).
・Admission is free for elementary and younger students and for middle school students residing or going to schools in Tokyo.
・Admission is free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate.
・Admission is free for seniors (65 and above) on the third Wednesday of each month.
・Pre-purchased tickets are available online from e+: http://eplus.jp

Address 5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3443-0201
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