Antique

The Archaeological collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli consists of one hundred and eighty pieces: arms, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery. The jewellery collection includes the largest number of objects, mostly of Roman and Etruscan manufacture. The Etruscan rings, earrings and fibulas (400-300 BC) were found in tombs. The Roman jewels date from the 2nd century BC up to the 5th aentury AC. Gian Giacomo's passion for arms partly shaped also his collection of archaeology, which includes arms mainly coming from Etruscan and Italic regions and dating to the period between the late Bronze Age and the late Iron Age. The ceramics collection includes a number of rather well-kept Attic vases from the 6th century BC, decorated with black figures. There are also Italic pieces from the Apulia region of the 4th century BC. The collection of sculptures consists of a few small works, mainly of the  Roman epoch. The Necchi Rizzi collection has been recently donated to the Museum.