In 1979 the Byzantine and Christian Museum undertook to conserve and keep 660 works of ecclesiastical art (15th-19th c.) from the Collection of Dionysios P. Loverdos, a collector from Kephallenia. The Loverdos Collection is one of the largest and most important collections of post-Byzantine religious art in Greece. The Museum received manuscripts, woodcarvings, textiles, works of minor arts and 470 post-Byzantine portable icons, remarkable samples of the painting of Crete and the Ionian Islands.
ension with a depiction of Akra Tapeinosis
Antimensia are (usually) textiles that were used in the Orthodox Christian Church as portable altars. This particular antimen...
Descent into Limbo
In the icon Christ dominates the center of the composition. He is trampling on the gates of the Hell and he pulls the resurre...
The transfer of the relics of St John the Chrysostom
In the upper zone we have the transfer of the relics from Komana of Cappadocia to Constantinople, in January 438. A litany of...
Saint John the Hermit and scenes from his life
To the upper right, is a ship ashore in the island of Gaudos, carrying the saint together with 98 followers from Attaleia, As...
St Spyridon and his miracle in Kerkyra.
Kerkyra (Corfu Island), with walled densely-built city. Detail of an icon with the depiction of St Spyridon and his miracle i...
The sermon of the Prophet Isaiah.
Wooden closure panel, part of a Post-Byzantine iconostasis. Painted by Demetrios Nomikos. In the background of the scene a wa...
Christ the Great High Priest
This work reflects a focus on strict Byzantine tradition. It was made by the important painter Michael Damaskenos, who worked...
Saint Nicolas and scenes from his life
Two of the eight scenes of the icon are dedicated to the saint's "sea miracles".
Theotokos “Lady the Lambovitissa”
The Virgin, wearing a gold crown, sits on a marble throne and holds Christ blessing. To the left of the throne, the painter E...
The burial of Theotokos and her Assumption to Heaven
The burial of Theotokos and her Assumption to Heaven. Icon with obvious influences from the western art. Painted by Konstanti...
Dormition of the Theotokos and the Samaritan woman's meeting with Jesus.
Woman drawing water from a well. Detail from an icon depicting the Dormition of the Theotokos and the Samaritan woman's meeti...
St John the Baptist
Signed and dated: "Kontoglou 1925"