Sculpture Gallery, Munich Glyptothek
The Glyptothek (from the Greek "glyptik" meaning sculpture, or the art of cutting stone), the oldest museum in Munich, was built between 1816 and 1830 by Leo von Klenze (1784-1864). It houses one of the foremost collections of sculpture in Europe, largely assembled in the early 19th C. by King Ludwig I, a great lover of ancient art. His agents brought back from Egypt, Greece and Italy numerous works of Greek and Roman sculpture, including the fine figures from the pediment of the Temple of Aphaia (ca.
Sculpture Gallery Map
Official site: www.antike-am-koenigsplatz.mwn.de
Address: King's 3, D-80333 München, Germany
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Thu: 10am-8pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €3.50, Concession or reduced rate €2.50
Facilities: Restaurant or food service
Transit: U-Bahn: U2 (Konigsplatz); Tram: 18.
Sculpture Gallery Highlight
Among numerous outstanding exhibits from the period 500 B.C. to A.D. 250 are:Room ISculpture of Homer (antique copy); Early Greek statue of a youth; dedicatory reliefs.Room II"Barberinian Faun" (large statue of a satyr), named after the Palazzo Barbarini in Rome where it was found; head of the "Medusa Rondanini" (antique copy).Room IIIStatue of Diomedes; head of Athene; head of a youth.Room IVMnesarete tomb relief; woman's tomb, shaped like an ointment jar.Room VStatue of Irene (Greek Goddess of Peace); statue of an athlete (antique copy).Room VIRelief from a hunter's tomb; relief from a woman's tomb.Room VIISculptural group from the west pediment of the Temple of Aegina, depicting the second siege of Troy by Telemon's son Ajax; coronation.Room VIIISphinx from the roof of the Aeginetan temple.Museum cafe.Room IXSculptural group from the east pediment of the Temple of Aegina, depicting the first siege of Troy by Telamon and Hercules.Room XStatue of Alexander; head of Aphrodite (antique copy);Sculpture of Demosthenes.Room XICrowned bust of the Emperor Augustus (who ruled from 31 B.C. to A.D. 14); collection of Roman portrait busts; monumental relief of the marriage of Poseidon; mosaic pavement from a Roman villa in Sentinum.Room XIIColossal statue of Apollo (the "Apollo Barberini"); statue of the Emperor Domitian (ruled A.D. 81 to 96).Room XIIIAntique copies of Greek statues; boy with goose, old drunkards, head of a satyr. - Roman sarcophagi.CourtyardBronze recasting of a statue of the Emperor Hadrian (ruled A.D. 117 to 138).Open-air cafe.
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