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Edinburgh CastleAn extremely rare and valuable object is to be put on temporary display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, it has been announced.

In what is being considered a massive coup for the National Museums Scotland organisation, who are in charge of the city’s famed institution, a Byzantine sardonyx bowl mounted on a 16th century gold stand, known as a tazza, will be exhibited before a new home will be found in one of the four major new art and design galleries currently being developed.

From the estate of the late Edmund de Rothschild, the object was originally acquired by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton (1767-1852) while he was British ambassador in Russia 1807-8. It is thought to be the most valuable single object to enter the national collections.

Come and see this majestic and historical object along with a range of other fine art on show in the Scottish capital whilst enjoying a break in one of the fine hotels in Edinburgh.

Image credit: Martyn Gorman


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