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The mansions of Kozani

Kozani's surviving mansions
The mansions that have perished

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Wood-carved entrance on the H. Trandas mansion
Door of a room with rich wood-carved decoration, from the Harisis Trandas mansion, late 17th cent., Kozani, Historical and Folklore Museum.

The 'kalos ondas' of the Tsiminakis mansion
The 'kalos ondas' (sitting-room) with its rich wood-carved fittings from the Tsiminakis mansion at Kozani, late 18th cent., Athens, Benaki Museum.

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Wood-carved entrance on the H. Trandas mansion


The 'kalos ondas' of the Tsiminakis mansion

Most of the mansions that were built in 18th century Kozani have been destroyed. The Kozani Folk Art Museum contains parts of some woodcarvings from the Harisis Trantas mansion (late 17th century), which are closely related stylistically to the woodcarvings in the church of Ayios Nikolaos and of the 'kalos ondas' of the Tziminakis mansion (late 18th century), which have been removed to the Benaki Museum in Athens (gift of E. Stathatou). The Kozani Folk Art Museum has also acquired the 'bas-ondas' of the mansion belonging to G. Sakellariou (late 17th century) with its ornate painted decoration.

See Also
History - The period from 1430 to 1821
Civilization - The mansions (1700-1913)
Wood-carving in the Modern Period


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Content courtesy Ekdotike Athenon S.A.