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Pergamon

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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And the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World

This exhibition will bring together some 264 artworks that were created through the patronage of the royal courts of the Hellenistic kingdoms, with an emphasis on the ancient city of Pergamon. Examples in diverse media—from marble, bronze, and terracotta sculptures to gold jewelry, vessels of glass and engraved gems, and precious metals and coins—reveal the enduring legacy of Hellenistic artists and their profound influence on Roman art. The ancient city of Pergamon (now known as Bergama, in present-day Turkey) was the capital of the Attalid Dynasty that ruled over large parts of Asia Minor. Read more.

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(160 BC), Unknown.

Rhyton in the form of a Centaur (160 BC), Unknown. Image courtesy of Antikensammlung, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (VIIa 49)

(2nd century BC), Unknown.

Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth (2nd century BC), Unknown. Image courtesy of SMB / Antikensammlung

(278-270/69 BC), Unknown.

The Vienna Cameo (278-270/69 BC), Unknown. Image courtesy of Antikensammlung, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (IXa 81)

 

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