Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens: the pottery on display

I had a chance to spend two entire weeks in Athens last November. Apart from studying at the Italian, British and American libraries, I also visited the Byzantine and Christian Museum, that has a good collection of Early Byzantine pottery and silverware. The collection was noted by Sebastian Heath, who used to keep a review of such resources on one of his blogs.

Silver tableware

Silverware from the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens

Silverware from the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens

Silverware from the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens

Silverware from the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens

Lamps

Late Roman lamps

Late Roman lamps

Late Roman lamps

Lamps

Lamps

Fish-shaped lamps

Lamps

Lamps

Amphorae

LRA2 amphorae

Saint Menas pilgrim flasks

Saint Menas flasks

Saint Menas flasks

African Red Slip Ware, Hayes 104 large dish

African Red Slip, Hayes 104 large dish

African Red Slip, Hayes 104 large dish with depiction of Christ

Kitchen and tableware

Cups, dishes and jugs

Beakers, jugs and a funnel

Table and kitchen pottery

Table and kitchen pottery

Coins

Coins

Coins

Glass and ceramic unguentaria

Glass and ceramic unguentaria

Late Roman jugs and lamps from the Panepistimio metro station

Late Roman jugs and lamps from the Panepistimio metro station

Late Roman jugs and lamps from the Panepistimio metro station

Late Roman jugs and lamps from the Panepistimio metro station

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Stefano Costa

Archaeologist, I study the Late Antique and Early Medieval/Byzantine period on the northern side of the Mediterranean, focusing on pottery usage patterns. I'm also involved in open source and open knowledge communities, like OSGeo, the IOSA project and the Open Knowledge Foundation.

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