Treasury of the Museum of Fine Arts

Museum: Museum Of Fine Arts

Dear Visitors,

We want to inform you that the ventilation and air conditioning unit at the treasury exhibition hall at Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts is out of order. Due to the occasion, the exhibition hall is closed. Currently, specific work is underway to eliminate the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The treasury at Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Arts was founded in the second half of the 19th century, and developed further in the early 20thcentury, creating a centerpiece for the Georgian National Treasury. The majority of the materials presented in its exhibitions are the works of Georgian Masters. The treasury preserves and presents works from the Bronze Age, Antic-Hellenistic, and medieval periods, as well as significant modern artifacts up through the 20th century.

Gold and silver temple rings dating from the 3rd century BC were found in Sachkhere barrows, and artifacts from Antic-Hellenistic burial mounds were found in the regions of Kazbegi, Akhalgori, Sachkhere, Sairkhe, Uplistsikhe, Modinakhe, Rgani, Chkhari, and Sargveshi. The proliferation of these objects demonstrates proof of early Georgian mastery in metalwork, as well as its close cultural ties with the rest of the ancient world.

Metal sculptures from the medieval period are gathered from various monasteries and churches. Icons, chalices, altars, procession, breast crosses, and other collections presented in the Museum of Art enable visitors to look though the development process of Georgian goldsmiths from the 5th to 20th centuries.

Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Art hosts one of the richest and most unique collections of golden vitreous enamel, reserved in the precious metal collection.

More than two hundred artifacts are presented in the exhibition; half of these are reserved at Khakhuli triptych.

Distinguished 5th century works in ivory, as well as breast triptychs from Okoni and Nikortsminda hold a distinctive place in the collection.