Ivories exhibition at the pitti palace
Ivories exhibition at the Pitti Palace in Florence
Diaphanous passions. Baroque ivories from the courts of Europe is on display until November 3, 2013 at the Museo degli Argenti of the Pitti Palace in Florence. The entrance to the exhibition has a cost € 10.00 and it includes a total of 150 objects forming parts of the museum itself and works which come from European museums and private collections.
The Medici collections already included objects in ivory but it is with the Baroque period that in Europe spreads fashion of ivory statues.
Ferdinando I de’ Medici (1549-1609) was the most passionate collector of ivories and his collection continued to grow until sunset of the dynasty, reaching several hundreds of specimens, so numerous as to be able to equal that of the imperial court in Vienna.
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