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The mansions of Siatista

The Sanouko mansion
The Poulko mansion
The Nerantzopoulos mansion
The Kanatsoulis mansion
The Maliongas mansion
The Manousis mansion
The Keratzis mansion
The Lioutaris mansion

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'Apollo slaying the Python'
Wall-painting depicting the myth of Apollo who, while still a baby, killed the python with his arrows, from the 'Pantheon', 1811, Siatista, Kanatsoulis mansion.

'The Abduction of Persephone'
Wall-painting with the myth of the abduction of Persephone by Pluto, from the 'Pantheon', 1811, Siatista, Kanatsoulis mansion.

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'Apollo slaying the Python'
Siatista, Kanatsoulis mansion, 1811

'The Abduction of Persephone'
Siatista, Kanatsoulis mansion, 1811

The Kanatsoulis (or Hatzimichail) mansion is located in the Hora neighbourhood. It was built in 1757, as the inscription reads, by Nikos Hatzimichail, a member of a powerful family of merchants from Siatista, who had offices in Vienna and other central European cities.

The Hatzimichail mansion contains one of the most interesting series of 19th century folk paintings, which an inscription dates to 1811. In a room on the mezzanine, named the "Pantheon", the wall-paintings depict scenes from mythology -- based on a mythology handbook written by Harisis Megdanis, a scholar from Kozani -- as well as portraits of the owner, his wife and a second male figure, perhaps a relative.

See Also
History - The period from 1430 to 1821
Civilization - Art in Modern period
Letters in the Modern period

Macedonian Heritage
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