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HEAVEN IN A NUTSHELL. Medieval art for private devotion

This exhibition sheds light on a collection of very exclusive devotional items. The objects on display were created for prosperous clients during the Burgundian period, between 1450 and 1525. There was an increased demand for items which could be used for personal prayer and meditation. This led to the fabrication of exclusive devotional items, including some very beautiful miniature objects notable for their use of precious materials and tiny size as well as the astonishing technical skill demonstrated by their creators.There are 75 objects on display, ranging from pictures, pipe clay and ivory sculptures, goldsmith’s work and manuscripts to panel paintings and boxwood objects.The late-medieval Sint-Janshospitaal provides a new and very special setting in which to present these tiny artistic creations.
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  • Thu 1 October 2020 09:30 tot Sun 28 February 2021 17:00

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  • Thu 1 October 2020 09:30 tot Sun 28 February 2021 17:00

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  • Thu 1 October 2020 09:30 tot Sun 28 February 2021 17:00

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Dijver 12 , Brugge
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