Exhibition “Gold from Georgia” at Drentsmuseum, Assen (The Netherlands)

April 9, 2010 | No Comments

An exhibition filled with beautiful golden jewellery , until 27 June 2010.

As they say at their web-site:
The makers of the succesful exhibition “The Terracotta Army of Xián ” present a spectacular exhibition on amazing treasures from a distant past; this time treasures from ancient Georgia. In the Drents Museum in Assen, The Netherlands, some 150 wonderful gold, silver and bronze objects show that ancient Georgia possessed a high standard metal technique.
Central theme to this exhibition is the Greek myth of lason searching for the Golden fleece in Colchis (ancient Georgia). The exhibition shows highlights from the Bronze age, the Iron Age and the Roman Era from various places in Georgia, as well as valuable grave objects from the excavations at the famous temple city Vani. Most striking are the wonderful pieces of gold jewellery. The objects all from the National Museum in Tbilisi, have been on show in different settings in, amongst others, Berlin, Washington, New-York, Athens, Los Angeles, and Stockholm.

Please, take a look for more information about the exhibition at “Drents Museum” , although not English, and their clip about the exhibition. Next to this exhibition there’s a Dutch book published named “Goud uit Georgië” (“Gold for Georgia”), ISBN 978-90-400-7661-9, €30.


Leave a Reply


Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

Subscribe to our feed


Current Gold price in US$

Error opening: http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=GCZ12.CMX&f=sl1c1