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|| The Pompeii Room of the New Hermitage, constructed to
the design of Leo von Klenze for the Imperial Museum in 1850, is a
kind of small study. The interior is richly embellished with paintings
in the "Neo-Greek" style. Intended for showing jewellery and small-size
rarities, the room contains a number of show-cases made in the 19th
century from the designs of Leo von Klenze for the purpose of storing
and displaying these objects. The glass obelisks and pyramids adorned
with gilded bronze and the finishing of the show-cases made of Karelian
birch match the décor of the room. The exhibition in the room features
part of the rich collection of articles produced by Roman craftsmen
between the 1st and 3rd centuries - the period remarkable for the
flourishing of artistic crafts.