VIA DEL PRIONE 236 (La Spezia)

Oggi: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

2 15 °

The Seal Museum, opened to the public in the year 2000 on the first floor of Palazzina delle Arti, neomedioevale 1920s building designed by Franco Oliva in the city centre. The collection on display is the collection of private seals spouse Lilian and Euro Capellini donated a few years ago at the Town of La Spezia. The Museum offers visitors the most complete collection of signets that you have ever met. The make up about fifteen hundred and matrices in fact fingerprints sigillari, dating from the 4th millennium BC until the present day. seals originate from Mesopotamia, Egypt, pre-Columbian America, China, Japan and areas of Islamic influence. The most representative section of the Museum consists of European and North American material. The course is structured according to a chronological and geographical order starting from the IV Millennium b.c. specimens, of Egypt and the Roman imperial age. The period between Seven and eight hundred most important for the production of seals. Numerous are those created by French masters including those Art Nouveau glass and Crystal from Ren Lalique. There is the presence of ecclesiastical seals from the 14th century to the 19th century. In the second room are exposed gold seals including the achievements of the Goldsmith of the tsars, Faberg. Finally in the third room there are the seals products in the East in a period from the 4th century BC at contemporaneit.

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