"Medea’s Love and the Quest for the Golden Fleece" 5 October 2018 to 10 February 2019 at the Liebieghaus


The major special exhibition will recount an important tale of Greek mythology. It is the story of a fabulous adventure and a great love that ends in disaster. Original Greek and Roman sculptures, vases, paintings and wall paintings from the Vesuvian cities of Pompeii and Stabiae will illustrate the voyage of the Argonauts and the love of Jason and Medea. Important loans from such institutions as the British Museum in London, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, the Paris Louvre and the Vatican Museums in Rome will bring the events to life – the perilous maritime expedition of the Greek prince Jason and the Argonauts, the capture of the Golden Fleece and the murderous deeds of the two lovers.

Zierscheibe, Hortfund von Akhalgori (Innerkartli), Ende des 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., Georgisches Nationalmuseum, Tiflis © Georgisches Nationalmuseum, Tiflis

On the occasion of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair with Georgia as its guest of honour, outstanding bronze and gold objects from the Georgian National Museum will also be presented within the framework of the show. The splendid jewellery and other millennia-old treasures will underscore the ancient description of Medea’s native Colchis as a “land of gold riches”.

Digitorial: https://medea.liebieghaus.de/en

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