Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Athens

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RIBApix ref no RIBA10298
Artist/PhotographerRevett, Nicholas (1720-1804)
Stuart, James (1713-1788)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-334
Image Date1762
ViewExterior
StyleGreek
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.b.198/1
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: John Stuart and Nicholas Revett. The antiquities of Athens, vol. I (London, 1762), ch. IV, pl. III. NOTES: The Lysicrates Monument is the best preserved example of a Choregic monument and is one of the earliest examples of a Greek monument built according to the Corinthian order. In 1658 a French Capuchin monastery was founded around the monument itself (which was known as the 'Lantern of Diogenes'). The monastery was demolished during the Greek war of Independence in 1821 and the monument was subsequently restored by French architects François Boulanger and E. Loviot.

Subject tags

round buildings, marble, columns, decorative stonework, monuments