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sexta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2015

The Byzantine and Christian Museum, which is based in Athens, is one of Greece’s national museums.

Its areas of competency are centred on – but not limited to – religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods which it exhibits, but also acquires, receives, preserves, conserves, records, documents, researches, studies, publishes and raises awareness of.

Justinian and his retinue
Dimensions: 265 x 366 cm. 
A copy of the famous mosaic from 
the church of San Vitale in 
Ravenna with Justinian and his retinue.
It was placed in the entrance of the exhibition, 
because Justinian, 
with his wars on Goths and Vandals, was the last 
emperor who succeeded in restoring the ecumenical, 
for the era, character of the Byzantine empire.


Clay vessel, Chafing dish (Saltsario)
Dimensions:Height: 14,5 cm., diam.: 21 cm. 
Glazed fireproof clay vessel in the shape of an inverted cone, 
with two handles. Used for preparing and serving sauces. 
At the top of the vessel is an open plate, the contents 
of which were kept warm by placing charcoal 
underneath it through the triangular side opening.


The museum has over 25,000 artefacts in its possession. The artefacts date from between the 3rd and 20th century AD, and their provenance encompasses the entire Greek world, as well as regions in which Hellenism flourished. The size and range of the collections and value of the exhibits makes the Museum a veritable treasury of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture.



The Museum has over 30,000 artefacts. They date from the 3rd century AD to the 21th century AD: icons, wall-paintings, manuscripts and works on paper, works of minor arts, ceramics, textiles, paintings, mosaics, copies.

These have all been recorded, categorized by date and subject and digitized using modern electronic documentation systems. Those which are not on display in the permanent exhibition are kept in ideal conditions of humidity and temperature in modern archaeological storage rooms.



fonte: @edisonmariotti #edisonmariotti http://www.ebyzantinemuseum.gr/

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