Child-friendly. Growing-up in ancient Rome - Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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What you will find

EVENT NAME: Child-friendly. Growing up in ancient Rome.

EVENT PLACE: Uffizi Gallery, Florence

EVENT DATE: 23 November 2021 - 24 April 2022



At the Uffizi there are over 30 works, including sculptures of divinities as children, 'Action figures', toys and games from millennia ago, sculptures of divinities depicted in their childhood, works placed at a child's height, to meet the needs of younger visitors.


Here comes “Child-friendly. Growing up in ancient Rome ”, an archaeological exhibition in the Uffizi Gallery which deals with a hitherto unexplored theme in innovative ways. In fact, in a series of over thirty works, various moments of the daily life of children at the time of the Roman Empire are described. Birth, rites of passage to adulthood, school, entertainment, the relationship with animals, fears, are just some of the themes that visitors will find represented in statues, sarcophagi, reliefs and everyday objects such as toys. .


Among the most significant works, a statue of Mercury with little Bacchus, restored for the exhibition and returned to the public from the deposits of the Uffizi Galleries after decades, a rare ivory doll from the 3rd century AD. never before exhibited, and a toy gladiator figurine equipped with modular accessories, not unlike what happens in today's action figures. Of particular value is also a choice of tanagrines (a particular type of funeral statuettes), from the Hellenistic and Roman era, never presented to the public and entered in the collections of the Galleries following a seizure in a deposit of works of art stolen by the troops German.


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Piazzale degli Uffizi 6 - 50122 Firenze (FI)

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