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Jul 02, 2019

Seuso Treasure on display at Hungarian National Gallery

The late-Roman-era silverware collection is on display as part of a permanent exhibit introducing visitors to the rich cultural legacy of the Pannonian basin.

The Hungarian National Gallery has successfully acquired the Seuso Treasure.

The late-Roman-era silverware collection is on display as part of a permanent exhibit introducing visitors to the rich cultural legacy of the Pannonian basin.

One of the first pieces of silverware to be inscribed with picturesque scenes capturing the essence of the late-Roman lifestyle and mentality, the Seuso Treasure is considered as the most-prized artefact of the era.

Though its original owners are unknown, a popular hypothesis holds that Seuso was a celtic-turned Christian, possibly a landowner, who lived near the Balaton region.

Curated by Marianna Dági and Zsolt Mráv, the exhibition explores the cultural and sociopolitical context in which the Seuso Treasure was used, introducing viewers to the everyday life of the elites living in the Pannonian basin. The exhibit comprises of 14 silver plates, a bronze cauldron and a silver quadripus (four-legged pedestal).

Photo credit: mnm.hu