The Art of Magna Graecia. The Colombo Collection of the National Archaeological Museum of Florence

April 9th, 2013 5:00 PMtoMay 20th, 2013 7:00 PM

The exhibit, opening on Tuesday, April 9 at 5 pm, presents a selection of works from the Giuseppe Colombo collection, acquired in 2012 by the National Archaeological Museum of Florence. Formed between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, the collection consists of very luxurious figurative vases and artifacts from tombs and sanctuaries on the conical side of Magna Graecia, the majority of which are datable to the fourth century B.C. The iconographic repertoire is notable, as, in addition to the Dionysian and courtly scenes, to the amorous pursuits, to the wedding preparations and to the propitiatory divinities, there are also some rarities, such as Athena playing the aulos, a double flute that she invented, or the god, Pan, who dances on his goat’s hooves.

The show will run until May 20, 2013 and will be open from 8:30 am to 2 pm on Monday, Saturday and Sunday; and from 8:30 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The National Archaeological Museum of Florence is located in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 9 b.

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