Faras Gallery re-opens

War­saw Na­tional Mu­seum, Poland Now on show

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

The newly-opened Faras Gallery houses trea­sures of me­dieval Chris­tian art from Nu­bia, the largest col­lec­tion of its kind in Europe.

All the pieces pre­sented in the Gallery come from Su­dan and, or­ga­nized chrono­log­i­cally, present the de­vel­op­ment of re­li­gious paint­ing of North­ern Nu­bia be­tween the 7th and 14th cen­tury.

The first ex­hibits were ac­quired in 1960, as a re­sult of ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­ca­va­tions in Su­dan. The ex­pe­di­tion (the first one in the his­tory), led by Pro­fes­sor Kaz­imierz Michałowsk­i, aimed at ex­plor­ing the ru­ins of an an­cient ur­ban area in Faras.

The Faras Gallery

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