The “Boy with a Dolphin”. Bronze figurine of a nude youth astride a dolphin, a decorative element from the body of a large vessel. After 480 BC (NAM X 6626) Showcase 28, no. 9. / Bronze owls, symbols of Athena. 6th–5th cent.BC (NAM X 6506, 6505) Showcase 17, no. 6–7.

Metal objects at the Acropolis Museum

Saturday, 31 January, 2015

Gold, silver, iron and copper were metals in the service of people and the gods in ancient Athens. In the Museum’s artefacts metal often takes unexpected forms. The few metal objects which have survived until the present and references to them in written testimony, as well as openings in stone which once hosted metal attachments will form the basis of a discussion on the processing and use of metals in ancient times and their relationship with cult. The presentation will be enhanced by video projections about reconstructions of lost metal attachments on marble artefacts and exhibit casts.

The gallery talk 'Metal objects at the Acropolis Museum' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 31 January 2015, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 50 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk