In Tokyo 147 Ancient Greek Artifacts from the National Archaeological Museum
A major exhibition, entitled “The Golden Legend” will be held at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo and two other venues in Japan starting on October 16, hosting, among others, 147 ancient Greek artifacts from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece.
The items on exhibit will consist of either articles made of gold or artworks in some way related to gold. Precious gold artifacts from the Mediterranean area’s ancient civilizations will be on loan from a multitude of European sources, including the Vatican Museums, the National Etruscan Museum in Rome (Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia), the National Archaeological Museum in Florence (Firenze, Museo Archeologico Nazionale), and the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. Also on display will be a host of paintings thematically connected to gold, on loan from the permanent collections of major European art museums.
Apart from the National Museum of Western Art, “The Golden Legend” exhibition, mainly focusing on gold artifacts of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, will also travel at the Miyagi Museum of Art in Sendai from January 22 to March 6 and the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagoya from April 1 to May 29.