Architectural Lantern Slides of Greece

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Greece during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include archaeological and historical sites, temples, stadiums, churches, and ruins. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Gates

Temples

Theaters

Architecture

Churches

Ruins

Spatial Coverage

Dhílos

Thessaloníki

Corinth

Greece

Olympia

Delphi

Athens

Mistrás

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The five original caryatids have been transferred (2007) from the old Acropolis Museum (where they were first moved in 1979) to the New Acropolis Museum. The sixth is in the British Museum, having been taken by Lord Elgin.

    The third great 5th-century BCE marble building on the Acropolis is known as the Erechtheion, though this name (Erechtheos was a mythical king of Athens) has been challenged. Since the Parthenon stands immediately to the south, the architect of the Erechtheion did not atte…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    As displayed in the early 20th century. Parthenon Ionic frieze in mid background, Ionic frieze from temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassai in top background.

    The third great 5th-century BCE marble building on the Acropolis is known as the Erechtheion, though this name (Erechtheos was a mythical king of Athens) has been challenged. Since the Parthenon stands immediately to the south, the architect of the Erechtheion did not attempt to make the building compete directly with this outstanding ex…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Shows early restoration efforts

    The third great 5th-century BCE marble building on the Acropolis is known as the Erechtheion, though this name (Erechtheos was a mythical king of Athens) has been challenged. Since the Parthenon stands immediately to the south, the architect of the Erechtheion did not attempt to make the building compete directly with this outstanding example of the Doric order, and instead chose the more ornate and delicate Ionic order. The building has an unusually complex p…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    This terrace was erected and dedicated to Apollo by the people of Naxos just before 600 BCE. The terrace consisted of a row of nine to twelve marble carved lions that faced eastward towards the Sacred Lake of Delos along the Sacred Way from Skardana Bay to the temples. The lions, with their mouths open as if roaring or snarling, were both meant to guard the sanctuaries and to inspire a feeling of divine fear among the worshippers. The way in which they were positioned is similar to the way sp…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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