The Museum's Byzantine and Post-Byzantine icons constitute one of its largest and most important collections. The collection stands out not just by the exceptionally large number of works it contains - ca 3,000 - but also by the wide range of iconographies it covers across the chronological spectrum of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine art, which moreover come from all over Greece, Asia Minor, the Balkans and Russia.
There are also 250 diptychs and triptychs in the collection, dating from the 15th to the 19th century. These artefacts were for the most part works of private devotion.
Some woodcarvings, such as three carved wooden sanctuary iconostases from churches in the Ionian Islands and Northern Greece, episcopal thrones, etc. complete the collection.
Saint Sisoes facing the tomb of Alexander the Great
Sisoes, a hermit pursuing ascetism in Egypt is visiting the tomb of Alexander the Great. Looking at the dead hero he is medit...
This portable icon depicted Saint Spyridon enthroned. Beneath this scene that is dated in 18th c., an older painting layer wa...
Holy Trinity and Saints
The Holy Trinity with the saints Eleutherios, Athanasios, John the Baptist, and Charalambos. The painter was of Cretan descen...
Saint Anna and scenes from the Life of the Virgin.
A walled garden with a fountain, trees and plants. Detail from the prayer of Saint Anna, the mother of the Virgin in a portab...
St John Chrysostom, the widow's vineyard, and the transfer of his relic.
In the upper zone, John Chrysostom appears in bust. In the middle zone, a small sailing ship carries the holy relic to Consta...
St Nicholas and Andrew flagging the icon of Virgin Hodegetria
In between the saints are depicted the image of Virgin and a ship with two masts with open sails and red flag carrying the em...
The parts of the iconostasis, that are dated in the 17th-18th c., have different origins: the wood-curved part is from the Io...
Man of Sorrows
The icon depicts the iconographic type known as the “Man of Sorrows”. The center of the scene is dominated by the figure of t...