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A Journey to the Land of Immortals: Treasures of Ancient Greece

A Journey to the Land of Immortals: Treasures of Ancient Greece / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   June 21, 2016 (Tue) - September 19, 2016 (Mon)

  
(C)The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports- Archaeological Receipts Fund

This exhibition showcases sculptures, fresco paintings, and metal objects from Greece. Let us set off on a journey through Greek art, which blossomed from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic periods in various areas in Greece, such as the Aegean Islands, including Cyclades and Crete, as well as Athens, Sparta, and Macedonia. This is the first large-scale exhibition in Japan of Greek artworks gathered solely from the country of Greece.

Highlights of the Exhibition

General Information

Highlights of the Exhibition

 

Chapter 1 Beginnings of the Ancient Greek World
Chapter 2 Minoan Civilization
Chapter 3 Mycenaean Civilization
Chapter 4 The Geometric and Archaic Periods
Chapter 5 The Classical Period
Chapter 6 The Ancient Olympic Games
Chapter 7 Macedonia
Chapter 8 Hellenistic and Roman Periods

 

Chapter 1 Beginnings of the Ancient Greek World

 

スペドス型女性像
Female figurine, Canonical type (Spedos variety)
Museum of Cycladic Art
(c)Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
 

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Chapter 2 Minoan Civilization(ca. 3000-1100 BC

 

牛頭形リュトン
Bull’s-head libation vessel (“Rhyton”)
Herakleion Archaeological Museum
 
漁夫のフレスコ画
Wall painting of a fisherman
Museum of Prehistoric Thera
 

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Chapter 3 Mycenaean Civilization(ca. 1600-1100 BC

戦士の象牙浮彫り
Ivory plaque with representation of a Mycenaean warrior
Archaeological Museum of Delos
 
円形飾り板
Gold roundels
National Archaeological Museum
 

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Chapter 4 The Geometric and Archaic Periods(ca. 900-480 BC)

クーロス像
Votive kouros
National Archaeological Museum
 
コレー像
Statue of kore
Acropolis Museum
 

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Chapter 5 The Classical Period(480-323 BC

テミストクレスの名前が書かれたオストラコン
Ostrakon with the name of Themistokles
Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens, Museum of Ancient Agora

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Chapter 6 The Ancient Olympic Games

赤像式パナテナイア 小型アンフォラ ボクシング
Small red-figure amphora of panathenaic shape
National Archaeological Museum
 
競技者像
Statue of an athlete
National Archaeological Museum
 

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Chapter 7  Macedonia

ギンバイカの金冠
Myrtle wreath
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
 
アレクサンドロス頭部
Portrait of Alexander the Great
Acropolis Museum
 

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Chapter 8 Hellenistic and Roman Periods(323 BC-)

アルテミス像
Statue of Artemis
National Archaeological Museum
 

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(C)The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports - Archaeological Receipts Fund

General Information

Period Tuesday, June 21 - Monday, September 19, 2016
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays until 18:00
Fridays, and Wednesdays July and August until 20:00
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, July 18, August 15, September 19), July 19
Admission Adults: 1600 (1400/1300) yen
University students: 1200 (1000/900) yen
High school students: 900 (700/600) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free 
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
* Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes) and other major ticketing agencies from April 1 to June 20, 2016.
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Special exhibition The Hidden Buddha of Rakuyaji Temple, Shiga (Tuesday, September 13 - Sunday, December 11, 2016, Hokan Room T5) requires a separate admission fee.

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Special exhibition "Smiling in Contemplation : Two Buddhas from Japan and Korea" (Tuesday, June 21 - Sunday, July 10, 2016, Honkan Room T5) requires a separate admission fee. A total of 100 yen discount will apply to day tickets when both special exhibitions.

Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, The Asahi Shimbun, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
With the Planning Support of Toei Company Ltd.
With the Support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Greece in Japan
With the Sponsorship of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd., Takenaka Corporation, Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Corporation
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website http://www.greece2016-17.jp/ (In Japanese)
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.

 

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