This vast museum shows off an eclectic collection of antiques, decorative arts (tapestries, lace, porcelain, silver, furniture, toys, stained glass, jewels, folklore, and old vehicles, including 18th-century coupes, sedan chairs, sleighs, and royal coaches, and sculptures), and archaeology. Some highlights are an Assyrian relief from the 9th century B.C., a Greek vase from the 6th century B.C., a tabletop model of imperial Rome in the 4th century A.D., the A.D. 1145 reliquary of Pope Alexander, some exceptional tapestries, and colossal statues from Easter Island.
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