The sculpture collection includes some 2,000 architectural and decorative pieces, mostly made of marble and ranging from the early Christian era to the late 18th century. The core items of the collection are dated from the early Christian and mid-Byzantine era and come from Christian monuments in Athens. In addition, there are sculptures from the rest of main Greece i.e. Peloponnesos, Thessaloniki, Phtiotides Thebes (Nea Anchialos, Magnesia), but also from Asia Minor.
From the period after the Fall of Constantinople, the Museum’s Collection includes sculptures from Muslim and Christian monuments from Attica, from the Greek Islands that were under the influence of Venice and Genoa i.e. Crete, Ionian Islands, Chios, but also from Cyclades, mainly Tinos; the production of Tinos was the means for the transition to the 19th-c. Hellenic sculpture.
Marble plaque with a centaur and a dancer
The marble slab has a depiction of a centaur and a dancer. The centaur has long hair and a hair cover and is playing a musica...
St John the Baptist
The slab comes from the Monastery of Hagios Ioannes o Prodromos (St John the Baptist) in the Castle of Zakynthos. The saint, ...
Covering slab / gravestone
The funerary slab of the nobleman Leonardo Koutrikas (1773). As mentioned in the inscription, his wife was a member of the Ga...
A man's head
Carved human heads, apotropaic in character, sometimes decorate the façades of public and private mansions in Corfu. These de...
Marble fanlight from Tinos. It depicts a church with seven windows, around of which there are ships.
Arch (part) baldachin from the basilica A, Nea Anchialos.
Gray-schist carved slab. From the Church of Hagios Ioannes (John the Theologian) in Ephesos. Its decoration is divided in two...
Marble closure panel decorated with a cross and floral motives.
Marble closure slab decorated with a cross and floral motives. This is one of the Byzantine sculptures that Kyriakos Pittakis...
Foliate Cross and vegetal motifs
Part of a marble closure slab. This is one of the Byzantine sculptures that Kyriakos Pittakis collected during the 19th c.
Twin tomb from Stamata, Attica
The twin tomb was discovered in 1988 outside the apse of a three-aisled basilica excavated by the 1st Ephorate of Byzantine A...