Greek treasures : from the Benaki Museum in Athens



Greek treasures : from the Benaki Museum in Athens

edited by Electra Georgoula

Powerhouse Publishing , in association with Benaki Museum, 2005

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Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne and the West Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle

Exhibition dates unwritten

"This book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition ... jointly organised by the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), Museum Victoria (Melbourne) and the Benaki Museum (Athens)"--T.p. verso

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-262)



The Benaki collection in Athens is renowned as one of the most extensive of its kind in the world, spanning eight millennia of Greek history and prehistory. Through essays and exquisite objects, Greek treasures provides a fascinating insight into the life and beauty of the Greek world covering Hellenic antiquity, the transition from Graeco-Roman legacy to medieval Byzantium, the centuries it was under foreign rule, to the intellectual awakening and the struggle for the formation of the Greek nation. The objects include marble and clay figurines, ceramics, gold jewellery and statuary fragments from prehistoric to Roman times, artefacts, jewellery, painted icons, ecclesiastical metalware and embroidery from Byzantine and post-Byzantine periods, Neohellenic household embroideries, jewellery, costumes and ornate weapons, watercolours and oil paintings by European painters of the 19th century.


  • Contents: Directors' Forewords
  • Travelling in Greek Antiquity wth man as Pyxis, Irini Papageorgiou
  • From late Antiquity to Medieval Byzantium: The Ecumenical Empire under Divine Providence, Anastasia Drandaki
  • Between East and West: Greek church and community life under foreign rule, Anna Ballian and Kate Synodinou
  • Reorientations and conflicts: intellectual awakening and the struggle for the formation of the Greek nation, Dimitris Arvanitakis
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • About the authors.

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