The Hellenic Museum aims to be the nation's foremost centre of Hellenic history, culture and the arts. It is a place where the public can explore the legacy of the Greek immigrant experience in Australia and examine the influence of Hellenic culture and people, from antiquity to the present.
CAST ANCIENT GREEK STATUES
CLASSICAL CAST REPLICAS
The collection showcases sculptures from different epochs of Ancient Greece including Aphrodite of Milos (late 2nd century BCE), Zeus of Artemision (ca 450 BCE) and Hermes and the Infant Dionysos (late 4th century BCE).
All statues are from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Greek National Archaeological Museum.
CYPRIOT POTTERY OF THE BRONZE AND IRON AGES
The collection of 48 well-preserved pieces ranging from simple bowls and jugs, to large scale storage and funerary amphora, provide insights into the material, culture and lifestyle of the ancient Cypriots.
The collection, on loan from Peter and Mary Mitrakas, has been divided into three separate time periods of Cypriot history including the Bronze Age, Geometric Period and Archaic Period.
1ST CENTURY CE ROMAN PERIOD TORSO
This late 1st century CE marble torso is in the 'resting satyr' style and is a part of a group of Roman works made in antiquity and inspired by the famous original by the 4th century BCE sculptor Praxiteles.
The satyr is identifiable by the panther pelt slung across his shoulders and the tilt of the body in the Praxitelean manner. It is thought that the original bronze statue (now lost) once stood along the Street of Tripods near the Athenian Acropolis. The number of 'resting satyr' works that have been found indicates that the subject was fashionable during the Roman period, and often adorned the villas and gardens of wealthy Romans.
This sculpture is on loan from Peter and Mary Mitrakas.
Readers are advised to check the museum website before making plans as exhibitions, dates and times change, often without notice.
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❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 280 William Street, Melbourne | Map
✆ 03 8615 9016
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