• "Decades of hunting for lost treasures, a hunt that translates into vast amounts of money, resulted in a huge model of a collection"

    Excerpt from the book THOUGHTS of Paul Canellopoulos

Ancient Art

The Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum hosts a rich collection of exhibits dating from the Neolithic-Final Neolithic period (6000 – 3000 BC) to the Late Roman times.

The eras represented in the collection are, in chronological order:

  • Neolithic-Final Neolithic period (6000 – 3000 BC) – figurines, vessels, utensils;
  • Cycladic Civilisation – female figurines, vessels, utensils;
  • Minoan Civilisation – vessels, figurines, jewellery;
  • Mycenaean Civilisation – vessels, type Φ and Ψ figurines;
  • Cypriot art – jug, skyphoi, amphorae;
  • Geometric art;
  • Archaic period (7th – 6th BC) – Corinthian, Boeotian and Cretan vessels.
  • Attican Vessels from the 6th -4th BC – black- and red-figured vessels, white lekythoi;
  • Representative examples of koroplastic art of the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic period from various workshops in Boeotia, Attica and the Cyclades;
  • Archaic and Classical Age: silver and bronze items from various times;
  • Late Roman period, late 6th BC to 4th c. AD;
  • Fayum burial portraits.