Address: New Building of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Room A: Monday - Wednesday: 10:00-14:00
Room B: Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00-14:00
Phone No: (++30) 99 7210
Fax No.: (++30) 99 7279
 

 

Two rooms in the basement of the new building of the School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki house the collection of plaster casts, replicas and original archaeological artefacts. The collection dates from the same time as the founding of the University of Thessaloniki and is due to K. Romaio, Professor of Classical Archaeology.

The collection of plaster casts of marble and clay originals and replicas of works of art in metal is the finest in Greece. It is also important because it brings Archaeological Department students into contact with the ancient Greek and Roman art of statue production, as well as ceramics and small-scale art.

In Room A there are replicas of works from archaic and classical times, while in Room B there are works from Hellenistic and Roman times. Among the most notable works are copies of the Parthenon frieze, votive reliefs and funerary pillars, statues (youths and maidens), plaques from Athena Niki’s armour, coins, decorative corner roof tiles, funeral urns and masks among other things.



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