Masterpieces from Italian museum on display in Shanghai

2023-01-04 Editor : Li Ji ECNS App Download

An exhibition featuring masterpieces from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples in Italy has opened to the public in Shanghai.

The exhibition -- "A World of Beauty: Masterpieces from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples" -- debuted in the eastern Chinese metropolis on Dec. 28, 2022, as part of the events celebrating the 2022 China-Italy Year of Culture and Tourism.

The exhibition, jointly held by the Museum of Art Pudong (MAP) and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, pays tribute to the ancient Roman civilization.

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is an important Italian archaeological museum, particularly for ancient Roman remains. Its collection includes Roman artifacts from the Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum sites.

The exhibition, divided into three sections -- Life and Beauty, Power and Beauty, and Love and Beauty -- shows the splendor of Roman civilization, through over 70 artifacts of sculpture, painting, mosaic, bronze and glass art.

The tallest exhibit is the statue of Asclepius, which is more than 2.3 meters tall, while the smallest is the bronze small statue of Hercules, which is only 8 centimeters high.

The exhibition will last until April 9, 2023.


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