Acropolis Museum Charm for 2020

  • Price: 28€
  • Material: bronze
  • Design by Margarita Myrogianni

Inspired by

According to myth the tortoise won the race over the hare, the former with his patience and dedication winning over the flippant self confidence of the hare. The ancients considered that the benevolent tortoise protected them from the evil eye and that its blood was an antidote to poison. A tortoise lead weight featuring a tortoise in relief of the 3rd to 1st century BC inspired the Museum’s charm of 2020.  You can see the original exhibit in showcase 2 (no.11) of the Gallery of the Slopes at the Acropolis Museum.




Paperweight tortoise

Larger than the original lead weight, this ceramic paper weight has been made for desk use or purely as an ornament.

  • Price: 16.50€
  • Material: ceramic
  • Design by Antonis Palles
     

Ceramic pomegranate

  • Price: 20€
  • Colors: red, white
  • Material: the white pomegranate is made of porcelain
  • Design by Treis Grammes Ceramics

Inspired by

Pomegranates and their bountiful seeds have been considered symbols of prosperity, good fortune and luck since antiquity. The design of this contemporary ceramic pomegranate is inspired by that held by the Archaic Kore 593 presented making an offering to the goddess Athena (580–570 BC). This exhibit can be found in the Archaic Gallery on the first floor.



 

Ceramic ball

  • Price: 19.50€
  • Colors: red, black
  • Design by Treis Grammes Ceramics

Inspired by

This ornamental ceramic ball is decorated with geometric designs inspired by the designs on the ceramic vessels from the Geometric Period (9th – 8th centuries BC) that are presented in Showcase 1 of the Gallery of the Acropolis Slopes on the ground floor.

 

 


Porcelain decorative wheel

  • Price: 16€
  • Color: white
  • Material: porcelain
  • Design by Treis Grammes Ceramics

Inspired by



This decorative item is inspired by an exhibit, a small brass wheel, a dedication made by an unknown person in the 6th century BC to the Sanctuary of the Acropolis. You can see the original in showcase 19 of the Archaic Gallery on the first floor.






Christmas ornaments with cranes

The two Christmas ornaments feature cranes in flight, inspired by a rare softly colored depiction of the bird seen on the cornice of the first Parthenon (570 BC). For the ancient Greeks the crane symbolized intelligence, astuteness and good fortune.

  • Price: 12€
  • Design by Paraskevi Prevena


All items are available for purchase at the Museum Shop on the ground floor.

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with last entry at 4.30 p.m. / Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. with last entry at 9.30 p.m. / Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. with last entry at 7.30 p.m.
Info: shopsattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr / +30 210 9000959 (Shops), vicky [dot] melikidouattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr (Commercial department)