The Museum of Byzantine Culture inaugurates the temporary exhibition The “polyphonic” tradition of the 19th century: Jewels and weapons from the collections of Andy Antotsiou and Antonis Souliotis on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 20:00 in the multipurpose hall “Eftychia Kourkoutidou – Nikolaidou”.
The Museum, continuing its multi-year collaboration with private collectors, presents interesting continuities and discontinuities in the traditions of the 19th century through special jewels and weapons from the collections of Andy Antotsiou and Antonis Souliotis.
The exhibition presents characteristic jewelry by geographical area (Macedonia, Thrace, Evia, Boeotia, Attica, Aegean, Crete, Dodecanese, Cyprus and Ionian Islands), but also as groups of jewelry that illustrate the basic techniques of construction and decoration which are explained through information video of the Cultural Foundation of Piraeus Bank. Also on display are weapons that illustrate the diversity of armaments of the Balkan warriors and the independent Greek state.
The multilingual names of the objects, but also their construction and decoration techniques enrich our knowledge of the economic and social relations of the period, the imports of objects from Central Europe and the East and the rich and varied local production.