Museum of Cycladic Art : Michelin's recommendations
The core of the Museum of Cycladic Art is the private collection of N.P. Goulandris, which is admirably presented and of outstanding quality, illustrating the development of Greek art over a period of 3,000 years. On the 1st floor you will find no fewer than 230 objects, evoking Cycladic civilisation! Don't miss the magnificent collection of marble idols, remarkable for the sobriety and modernity of their lines: violin-shaped idols from ancient Cycladic I; feminine figures, with arms crossed, mostly from ancient Cycladic II; a famous seated cup-bearer, and almond-shaped heads where only the nose is shown in relief. On the 2nd floor, 300 works representative of ancient Greek art are exhibited: ceramics and various utensils from the Minoan and Mycenian epochs; an attractive collection of red vases and black figures, in particular an Attic crater (430 B.C.) representing a young flautist accompanied by dancers, together with a lecythus where a horse race is illustrated (560-550 B.C.); the L. Evtaxias collection consisting of bronze vases (8C B.C.-1C), notably a drinking vase from Thessaly; golden and bronze jewellery and ceramics from Skiros (1000-700 B.C.); dishes from southern Italy (4C B.C.), perfume vases, a beautiful collection of Beotian terracottas and feminine idols with faces in the form of birds from the same region (590-550 B.C.); marble sculptures and funerary reliefs.
- Address : 4 r. Neophytou-Doukas GR - 10674 Athína10674Athína
- Phone : 2107228321
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.cycladic.gr
- Prices : 7 € (children 3.50 €)
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