Enchantment in Precious Stone. Antique Gems: The Helmut Hansmann Bequest

Cut stones with embossed or sunken images were already highly appreciated and collected in Classical Antiquity. Even today they have not lost their magic in the eye of the beholder. A high fascination emanates in equal measure from the delicate images and the precious stone materials, thus enthralling the beholder. The donation of the Helmut Hansmann (1924-1996) collection with around 800 antique and contemporary gems sets a focus of its own in the museums on Königsplatz. In this exhibition a collection of gems from the 7th century BC up until the 5th century AD are on display.