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Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City


In Ancient Rome, members of the privileged elite communicated their wealth and status by adorning themselves and their homes with a variety of luxury goods. Ranging from elaborate gold jewellery to bronze statuettes and finely-wrought silver drinking vessels, ‘Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire’ showcases some of the extraordinary artistic achievements of Roman craftsmen and offers valuable insight into the complex social relations of the Empire.

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