Precious small sculptures in the Medici collections, from Francesco I de’Medici’s Tribune to the Grand Ducal treasure
The Uffizi Galleries house the most important collection in the world of small sculptures in semi-precious stone carved chiefly in the Hellenistic and Roman eras, an extremely rare sample of glyptic art. No longer widespread during the Middle Ages, this art was rediscovered, thus receiving a new life and impulse, during the Renaissance period. This exhibition – the first ever to explore this specific theme – not only brings together the entire Medici collection of micro-sculptures but also showcases other works of sculpture carved in precious materials in such a way as to offer the visitor comparisons capable of highlighting the unique chromatic, technical and stylistic features of these objets d’art.
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