Details from the Choragic monument of Lysicrates, Athens

RIBApix ref no RIBA20694
Artist/PhotographerScott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-345
Image Date1822
ViewExterior
StyleGreek
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA1730/ScGGS[158]11
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The details featured here include a capital and entablature, a profile of the fascia and moulding between the columns. 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. The monastery succeeded in purchasing the monument (which was known as the 'Lantern of Diogenes') from an Ottoman resident.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

capitals, decorative stonework, monuments, orders of architecture, ornament, decorative borders