The Treasure of Singidnum – from the Collection of Antiquity of the Belgrade City Museum

  • Location: The Residence of Princess Ljubica, Kneza Sime Markovića 8
  • Date: October 15 – January 15, 2017
  • Impressum:

    Slavica Krunić, PhD, and Milorad Ignjatović, authors of the catalogue and the exhibition; Slaviša Savić, design of the catalogue and the exhibition

The most valuable items from the rich Collection of Antiquity at the Belgrade City Museum, including about 200 items, will be exhibited at the Residence of Princess Ljubica. The diversity of their forms vividly speaks about the artisan and artistic aspirations of the ancient world, at the time when the first City was emerging in this area, as well as about the interests and culture of its inhabitants, fashion, and the need of the individuals of the time to display publicly their wealth, well-being, merit and social status.

The archaeological materials, discovered in the territory of the present-day Belgrade and in its surroundings is the evidence of the extraordinary development of individual branches of art and crafts, as well as of a huge exchange of goods that led to the flourishing of trade in Singidunum. The diversity of materials and the forms of these items have always been an exceptional challenge for researchers, primarily due to the symbolic meaning embodied by this king of jewellery and its specific subtypes.