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07 April 2006
4/2006
Commemorative Issue

Greek Museums

Greece
The Hellenic Post Commemorative Set of Stamps represents a first selection among the numerous Greek Museums, treasuring up the wealth of the Greek cultural heritage.

Text: Nicos Zias, Professor of Art History
Source: Hellenic Post

Kouros of Anavissos, 530 B.C. - National Archaeological Museum  

Kouros of Anavissos, 530 B.C. - National Archaeological Museum

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The National Archaeological Museum, the largest in Greece and one of the major museums of ancient sculpture and pottery globally, is represented by the head of a Kouros from the archaic era. It is the Kouros of Anavissos dated 530 B.C.

Seated Figure of White Marble, Early Cycladic II Period, 2800-2300 B.C. - Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens  

Seated Figure of White Marble, Early Cycladic II Period, 2800-2300 B.C. - Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

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The Museum of Cycladic Art exhibits works of the Aegean civilization from the Prehistoric era. A typical example is the seated figure of white marble, officially known as "The Cup Bearer"

Free Composition  

Free Composition

East Parthenon Pediment - The Acropolis Museum  

East Parthenon Pediment - The Acropolis Museum

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The Acropolis Museum safeguards the damages relics of the classical perfection. Typical samples thereof are the three gods Poseidon, Apollo and Artemis from the eastern pediment.

Greco-Roman Portrait of Antinopolis, Egype, 4th century A.D. - Benaki Museum, Athens  

Greco-Roman Portrait of Antinopolis, Egype, 4th century A.D. - Benaki Museum, Athens

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The Benaki Museum is a multi-cellular museum, the core of which is owed to the sensitivity of the collector. The Greco-Roman portrait of Antinopolis, Egypt, 4th century A.D., which is included in the Set is characterized by realism and metaphysical search.

 

'Concept of the Angels', Domenicos Theotokopoulos - National Art Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum

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The National Art Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum mainly host Modern Greek art works. they also treasure, though, the masterpiece "Concerts of Angels" created by the great painter of Cretan Renaissance, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, who affixed his quite individual signature on the history of European art.

Technical Information

Dimensions: 30mm x 42mm in sheets of 25 (except €0,50), 30mm x 30mm in sheets of 25 (€0,50)
Design-Adaptation: Myrsini Vardopoulou
Printing Method: Multicolored (Offset)
Printers: Alex. Matsoukis S.A.
Circulation: 1 year
Quantities:
€0,05: 500.000
€0,20: 700.000
€0,50: 3.000.000
€0,65: 1.500.000
€1,40: 500.000
€2,25: 300.000
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