Géorgie : une histoire de rencontres.

Géorgie : une histoire de rencontres. : Diadem, 5th c.BC, Sairkhe Fine Arts Musuem    Géorgie : une histoire de rencontres. : Mirian Kiladze - Georgian National Museum    Géorgie : une histoire de rencontres. : Shota Rustaveli, “The Man in the Panther’s Skin”, 1646 ; Copyist and illustrator Mamuka Tavakarashvili © National Center of Manuscripts    Géorgie : une histoire de rencontres. : Torso of a young man, Colchis, 200-100 BC, Georgian National Museum © Robb Harrel, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution   

The exhibition

Controlling the passage between the Black and Caspian Seas towards distant India, Vani, a proud Hellenistic city-sanctuary established in the 3rd century BC in the Lesser Caucasus, preserves a characteristic treasure of Colchian goldsmithery, one of the wonders of the heritage exhibition of the Art & History museum in Brussels. In addition to bronze oil lamps representing the kidnapping of Ganymede by a Zeus-eagle and bronze male statuettes decorated with gold jewelry, placed according to some chthonic rite in holes dug in the rock, twisted diadems were found there. ending with diamonds decorated with lions and wild boars or confronting bulls, which would not have looked out of place on the head of Maria Callas playing Medea for Pasolini.

Extract from the article by Emmanuel Daydé published in No. 109 of the Art Absolument magazine. Published on January 11, 2024.


27/10/2023 - 18/02/2024
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