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TravellingModern MacedoniaSiatistaThe mansions of Siatista

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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Constantinople
Wall-painting with a depiction of Constantinople, in a room on the upper floor, second half of 19th cent., Siatista, Keratzis mansion.

Hadrian's Arch
Wall-painting with a depiction of Hadrian's Arch in Athens, in a room on the upper floor, second half of the 19th cent., Siatista, Keratzis mansion.

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Constantinople
Siatista, Keratzis mansion,
second half of the 19th century


Hadrian's Arch
Siatista, Keratzis mansion,
second half of the 19th century

The Keratzis mansion is located in Hora. It is not known when it was built. Its wall-paintings, concentrated in one of the upper rooms, are typical of the folk art of the second half of the 19th century.

Of special interest is the scene of Constantinople within a frame of laurel leaves, which is a copy of a period copperplate engraving. There are also paintings of Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus which refer us to Athens and the foundation of the Greek state. The presence of the meander amongst the other decorative motifs shows the influence of neoclassicism.

See Also
Civilization - The mansions (1700-1913)
Secular painting (1700-1913)
Wood-carving in the Modern Period


Macedonian Heritage
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