Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Athens

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RIBApix ref no RIBA9242
Artist/PhotographerCox, Bernard Hugh (1907?-1986)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-334
Image Date1977
ViewExterior
StyleGreek
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceGR 84
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Bernard Cox / RIBA Collections
Notes 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

sculpture, marble, monuments