Artworks
Detail of the east frieze (Block VI).
A depiction of the gods Poseidon, Apollo and Aphrodite, on whose knees is perched a winged Eros. Two fragments are located in the British Museum and one fragment in Palermo.


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Prokne and Itys.
Prokne, the daughter of the King of Athens Pandion, is shown preparing to kill her young son, Itys. With this act she aims to take revenge on her husband Tereus, King of...


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Dedication to Nymphe, protectress of marriage.
Red-figure loutrophoros (vessel for carrying water for the marital bath) depicting newlyweds, dedicated to the Sanctuary of Nymphe, protectress of marriage.


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The Antenor Kore.
The largest Kore on the Acropolis, the work of the great sculptor Antenor. The inscription reads: Nearchos, the potter (?), dedicated the statue to Athena as aparche (from...


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The Moschophoros (Calf-bearer).
One of the earliest dedications on the Acropolis. The bearded man carries a calf for sacrifice. The inscription reads from right to left: Rhombos, son of Palos, dedicated...


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The winged Goddess Nike adjusting her sandal.
Part of the decorated parapet that surrounded the temple.


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Female dancer.
?t is probably one of the Horai, daughters of Zeus and Themis, who represented the seasons of the year. The slab probably decorated a triangular tripod base.


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Cult of the "Hero on Blaute". Dedication.
Stele on which crawls a snake. At the top, on a sandal (blaute) is depicted the dedicant Silon, whose name is engraved below. Probably connected with the cult of the „Hero...


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Dedication to Asclepios.
Asclepios in a temple, with his wife Hepione and their daughter Hygieia, receive the dedications of worshippers. A young slave at the beginning of the procession leads a...


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The Goddess Athena seated on a rock.
The Goddess Athena is resting after victorious battles. Part of the decorated parapet that surrounded the temple.


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Facing of a base.
The God Dionysos holding wine vessels, an amphora and a kantharos, stands by a woman placing incense in an incense-burner.


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Horse without a rider.
The sculpture was dedicated to the sanctuary of the Acropolis, possibly on the occasion of a victory in an equestrian contest (race of 'keletes'). Marble from the island of...


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Block IX of the west frieze.
Two horsemen galloping. A rider is depicted on a trotting horse. Another horseman with a broad-brimmed hat (petasos) rides a proud, galloping horse. Traces of green color...


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Block VIII of the west frieze.
Depiction of a rider trying to control his runaway horse. This powerful composition occupies the central block of the west frieze, which is possibly the work of Pheidias....


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Dedication to Nymphe, protectress of marriage.
Painted clay tablet depicting a doe with her fawns, dedicated to the Sanctuary of Nymphe, protectress of marriage.


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The Kore with the almond-shaped eyes.
Slender and expressive, with features highlighted with coloured paint, one of the most beautiful Korai on the Acropolis. Marble from the island of Paros.


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The Chian Kore.
One of the most charming Korai on the Acropolis, attributed to a Chian workshop. Marble from the island of Paros.


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The Peplos Kore.
Leading work of an Attic workshop, with harmonious proportions. She owes her name to the type of garment she wears (peplos). It is possible the statue does not represent a...


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Kore on a base of a double dedication.
Kore with unusual proportions. She wears red closed shoes and holds a dove. The second dedication is partially preserved. The inscription states: Lysias dedicated it to...


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Kore with a pomegranate and wreath.
The earliest Kore on the Acropolis, made by an Attic workshop. She wears a necklace with small 'amphoras' (vessels with two handles). Marble from the mount Penteli.


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Hunting dog.
This statue, along with a second that is not fully preserved, most likely framed the entrance to the sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia on the Acropolis. Marble from the island...


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Relief of the Pensive Athena.
Athena is presented in front of a stele leaning on her spear in a relaxed manner. The stele has been variously interpreted either as a boundary marker of a sanctuary, a...


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Decrees for Samos.
The Athenians honor and bestow privileges on their allied city of Samos, in gratitude for its loyalty and dedication at the end of the Peloponnesian War, when other allies...


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The Kritios boy.
A characteristic sculpture of the period after the Persian Wars, aptly combining motion, plasticity and seriousness in facial expression. It is considered the work of the...


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Tapestry (Caesar and Spurina)
This Flemish tapestry illustrates the episode when the Roman Emperor met the soothsayer Spurina, who warned him of his imminent death. The centre of the composition is...


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Virgin and Child
The Virgin is depicted as sitting, dressed in red and blue, with a green cloak and a thin halo above her head. On her lap is the Child Jesus, whom she is holding with her...


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Tapestry with the Portuguese Royal Coat of Arms
Tapestry of the verdure or millefleurs type, with a dark blue background, decorated with floral elements covering the whole field, intertwined with ribbons. This piece has...


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Portrait of a young nobleman, Knight of the Order of Calatrava
A three-quarter portrait depicting a young member of the high nobility, decorated with the Order of Calatrava. In his left hand, he holds the handle of a finely carved...


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Cabinet – Bargueño
These types of mudejar cabinets testify to a decorative style found in the Iberian Peninsula and produced by Moorish craftsmen working under Christian rule, and then later...


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Portrait of Catherine of Bragança, Queen of England
Portrait in which the queen is depicted wearing a red cloak lined with ermine, a pearl necklace and earrings, with a lozenge-shaped jewel with diamonds and a pearl pendant...


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Rest on the Flight into Egypt
A relief sculpture depicting the Holy Family or the Rest on the Flight into Egypt. In the centre of the composition, the Virgin is sitting outdoors on a surface that...


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Chinese Pagoda
A Chinese pagoda consisting of nine pavilions or small temples flanked by two towers, each with thirteen storeys. This miniature architectural ensemble is supported upon a...


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