Dangerous Perfection – Ancient Funerary Vases from Apulia

17.06.2016 - 18.06.2017

in short

The focal point of the exhibition is a group of 13 large, elaborately decorated vases from Ceglie del Campo near Bari in Apulia (southern Italy). As grave goods, they provide insight into the funerary customs of the indigenous population's upper classes 2,500 years ago.
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Visitor entrance

Altes Museum
Am Lustgarten
10178 Berlin

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in detail

The vessels are painted with a variety of scenes from Greek mythology, from sudden death in battle and war to a life of ease in Dionysian pastures.

The vases are held in the Collection of Antiquities of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Damaged during the war and postwar period, they are now being exhibited again thanks to a six-year collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The project included careful conservation of the vessels – some in Los Angeles, others in Berlin – as well as research into the modern history of the group, which joined the holdings of the Berlin museums in 1828.
J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles
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Reduced / Ermäßigt: 5 EUR
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