24 SEP / 16:00 The National Gallery

Dimitri Shevardnadze gallery the exhibition "King Erekle, the last lion of Georgia" will be opened dedicated to well-known Georgian king Erekle II.

The exhibition will present the rare artifacts, dedicated to the Georgian monarch. Among these artifacts, Erekle’s small icon (which he wore on the bosom), guns, sabres, robe seals, manuscripts, and books must be mentioned.

The exhibition will especially display Erekle’s military success. Here must be mentioned cannons, manufactured in Georgian at that time, and canvases of well-known Georgian painters dedicated to the Aspindza and Krtsanisi battles.

The memorable artifacts must be mentioned especially. These are ecclesiastical items, donated by king Erekle to Svetitskhoveli cathedral, the emerald ear-rings of Queen Darejan, golden and silver belts of Princess Tekla, and the nephritis seal of King Giorgia XII.

In the exhibition hall, visitors will see Georgian royal and top-grade ecclesiastical thrones. This exhibition is the result of the cooperation of Shalva Amiranashvili museum of fine arts, Simon Janashia Georgian State museum, Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi history museum, the Georgian Art Palace - museum of the history of culture, Georgian National archive, and National library at the Parliament of Georgia. It must be noticed that a certain part of exhibited artifacts will be presented to the visitors for the first time.

The exhibition will be opened on September 24 at 4 p.m. in Dimitri Shevardnadze national gallery. The exhibition will be open until the 16th of October.