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Byzantine and Christian Museum
Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο
1822 - Byzantine Museum, Athens - The Villa - Photo by Giovanni Dall
Byzantine and Christian Museum is located in Athens
Byzantine and Christian Museum
Location within Athens
Established1914 (1914)
LocationVassilissis Sofias Avenue,
Athens, Greece
CoordinatesCoordinates: 37°58′29″N 23°44′40″E / 37.97472°N 23.74444°E / 37.97472; 23.74444
Typeart museum (Byzantine art), Christian museum
DirectorPari Kalamara
Public transit accessAthens Metro Athens Metro Line 3 Evangelismos station
Websitewww.byzantinemuseum.gr

The Byzantine and Christian Museum (Greek: Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο) is situated at Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in Athens, Greece. It was founded in 1914, and houses more than 25,000 exhibits with rare collections of pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, manuscripts, and copies of artifacts from the 3rd century AD to the Late Middle Ages. It is one of the most important museums in the world in Byzantine Art. In June 2004, in time for its 90th anniversary and the 2004 Athens Olympics, the museum reopened to the public after an extensive renovation and the addition of another wing.

Visitor information

The gallery is situated on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 22, down the street from the Hilton Athens. It is housed in Villa Ilissia [1] designed by Stamatios Kleanthis. It can be reached with the Athens Metro at the Evangelismos station.

Gallery

  • Early marble templon
    Early marble templon
  • Late Roman statuette of the Good shepherd (4th century), from Corinth
    Late Roman statuette of the Good shepherd (4th century), from Corinth
  • Late Roman statuette of Orpheus (4th century), from Aegina
    Late Roman statuette of Orpheus (4th century), from Aegina
  • Marble slabs
    Marble slabs
  • Marble slab, 11th century
    Marble slab, 11th century
  • Byzantine ceramic ware (9th through 13th century)
    Byzantine ceramic ware (9th through 13th century)
  • Double-sided icon with Saint George (front), from Kastoria
    Double-sided icon with Saint George (front), from Kastoria
  • Fragments of a Gothic arcosolium (Crusaders art)
    Fragments of a Gothic arcosolium (Crusaders art)
  • Icon of Archangel Michael (14th century)
    Icon of Archangel Michael (14th century)
  • Icon of Saint Catherine, from Veria (14th century)
    Icon of Saint Catherine, from Veria (14th century)
  • Icon of Saint Catherine (17th century)
    Icon of Saint Catherine (17th century)
  • Limestone panel with the figure of St John the Baptist, from Zakynthos (17th century)
    Limestone panel with the figure of St John the Baptist, from Zakynthos (17th century)
  • Frescoed iconostasis from Evrytania (17th century)
    Frescoed iconostasis from Evrytania (17th century)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Byzantine and Christian Museum".

Bibliography