(Collection of Classical Antiquities)
The Antikensammlung, which was established in 1843, is the only collection in Schleswig-Holstein in which works by ancient cultures of the Mediterranean region are gathered, researched and presented. The museum has an extensive collection of ancient original works (Greek vases and ancient craftwork) as well as a major collection of casts of important sculptures by the Greeks and Romans (including Parthenon sculptures, Apollo Belvedere, Laocoon).
Highlights of the collection
With their many and varied forms and the brilliance of their decoration, the Greek vases dating from the 6th to the 4th centuries BC are particularly fascinating. Their lively scenes tell stories of Greek gods and heroes, their feasts and thoughts on the hereafter.
The three-dimensional colour reconstruction of an ancient statue of a girl is unique. The result of many years of research work, visitors can now enjoy the sight of a fully restored votive offering as it once stood on the Acropolis in Athens around 500 BC.
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