archaeological museum in Munich B. ▻ Glyptothek Munich – Building (1 C, 90 F) The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. English: Inventory of works exhibited in the Glyptothek of Munich. Italiano: Inventario delle opere esposte nella Gliptoteca di Monaco di. archaeological museum in Munich. Glyptothek (Q). archaeological museum in Munich. Glyptothek München; Glyptothek Munich. edit.

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It was designed by Leo von Klenze in the neoclassical styleand built from to Today the museum is a part of the Kunstareal. He envisioned a “German Athens”, in which the ancient Greek culture would be remembered; he had this built in front of the gates of Munich.

The Glyptothek is Munich’s oldest public museum. Colorful frescoes and stuccos made by distinguished artists such as Peter von CorneliusClemens von Zimmermannand Wilhelm von Kaulbach adorned the walls of the gliptotexa. In the few years between and the opening of the museum inLudwig completed a notable collection of Greek and Roman sculpture.

Through his agents, he managed to acquire such pieces as the Medusa Rondaninithe Barberini Faunand, inthe figures from the Aphaea temple on Munixh. The Second World War did not destroy much of the artwork in the Glyptothek; but unfortunately the frescoes did not survive and only lightly plastered bricks were visible after the museum was reopened in The mknich was designed in the Classical Greek – Italian style.

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The portico is Ionicand the outer walls contain niches, in which 18 original Roman and Greek sculptures stand, six on each wall except the back. The thirteen rectangular, square or round rooms are arranged around a courtyard, the vestibule in the central building dominates the halls of height. In front of the vestibule is the portico of twelve Ionic columns. The overlying gable includes a group of Johann Martin von Wagner represents Athena as protector of the plastic arts.


The exterior walls are adorned with sculptures in niches, while the windows are open to the interior courtyard. On the western and eastern side of the building there are sculptors of the Renaissance and of the times when the Glyptothek was built, including Bertel Thorvaldsen and Antonio Canovawhose works were once on display earlier in the Hall of the Glyptothek but were later moved to the Neue Pinakothek. The museum was originally built completely out of marble.

However, during World War II the museum was bombed, and later reconstructed.


The walls from the interior are composed of red brick and painted with a light plaster. The interior has domed vaulting. The Glyptothek contains sculptures dating from the archaic age c.

Other notable sculptures, mosaics and reliefs can also be found here. This collection is complemented by goiptoteca terracotta and bronze collections in the Staatliche Antikensammlung State Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquitieswhich is located opposite the Glyptothek.

Among the most famous sculptures covering Archaic Greece gliptoteeca the Munich Kouros statue of an adolescent from Attica, c. Of the latter, there are in fact two sets of similar sculptures at the Glyptothek. As archeologists excavated the site at Aegina, these yliptoteca sets were discovered, and it was later theorized that the original temple was destroyed during the Peloponnesian War and another temple was erected shortly after in its place.

The extant temple of c. The elements of this destroyed temple were buried in the infill for the larger, flat terrace of the later temple, and are thus well preserved.


Among the famous Roman copies of Greek sculptures are the Boy with the Goose c.

The Glyptothek keeps a large collection of Roman bustsamong the most famous ones are the busts of Gaius Marius and Sulla c. With the support of the cultural foundations of the German states, the Glyptothek was able to acquire in a bust of Caligula c. The Emperor, like the Munich portrait of his ancestor Augustus Augustus Bevilacquabears the corona civica. An imitation of the classical style is the Roman head of a youth in bronze ca Christ’s birth.

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The Roman period is also represented by several reliefs Relief of gladiators, 1st century BC and mosaics Aion mosaic, c. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the museum in Munich. For the museum in Copenhagen, see Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. For the album by Momus, see Glyptothek ed.

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