The Al Thani Collection
The exhibition presents a rich diversity of approximately 65 artworks drawn from across the Collection, bringing together exceptional works of art from antiquity to the early modern period. Celebrating the unifying force of art across cultures, it juxtaposes superlative works of art from different civilisations, sharing with the public high points of creative expression across periods and geographies.
Displayed in three of the four galleries at the Hôtel de la Marine, highlights range from an Egyptian head of a royal figure carved from red jasper (1475-1292 BC) and a Chinese gilt-bronze sculpture of a seated bear (Han Dynasty, 206 BC-AD 25) to a Maya mask pendant (200-600 AD) and a Cycladic marble ‘Stargazer’ (c. 3300-2500 BC).
(The other gallery shows Medieval Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum: When the English spoke French, the latest in a biannual series of temporary exhibitions to be held at The Al Thani Collection at the Hôtel de la Marine).