The Treasure of the Kremlin in Florence
The approximately 150 works on display present the unique development of one of the most important treasures of Europe: the Kremlin Armory, the richest collection of the oldest Russian museum that collects real treasures, objects of daily use and the court ceremonial of the biggest names associated with the Tsar of Russia through several centuries of history.
From the twelfth to the eighteenth century, the Armory was in fact the “treasure room”, full of precious objects: jewelry, armor, embroidery from Byzantine, Russian, Persian, Turkish and European Union, helped with the pomp of the court of the Tsars. When, in the eighteenth century, the Court moved from Moscow to St. Petersburg, the Armory was designed to accommodate items related to the ceremony of coronation robes and sumptuous stately.
The exhibition includes a selection of 19 works from the Medici collections, arrived in Florence as a valuable diplomatic gifts to the tsars of Russia Grand Duke of Tuscany, to witness the profound intercultural relations between the two courts at the end of the sixteenth century until the early decades of the eighteenth century.
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