Staatliche Antikensammlungen (State Antiques Collection)
München, Urban municipality / Oberbayern
The main floor has five halls with masterpieces of Greek vases of between 1400 and 300 BC, including a large number of famous pieces such as the drinking cup showing Dionysus' ship by the potter and painter Exekias (Hall II), the amphora depicting Dionysus and his entourage or the stamnos showing a farewell to warriors of around 430 BC (Hall III, IV). Another highlight is the Etruscan gold jewellery of between 680 and 530 BC (Hall VII). Other genres of Antique art are also represented by outstanding examples: a beautiful series of clay statuettes of all periods and workshops; bronze statuettes and implements, including a couple of masterpieces such as the mirror from Hermione or the "Girl from Beroa" (Hall VIII, IX), examples of glass art with the earliest transparent glass vessels, probably from a Greek-Persian workshop, or the late Antique diareta glass from Cologne, one of the most beautiful examples of this craft (Hall VIII).