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The Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos is in Solomos Square. You turn right after the entering, ascend to the upper floor and cross the entire length of the building before descending again to the entrance. The museum houses a rich collection of portable icons, a true panorama of ecclesiastical painting from the Byzantine years up to the 19th century, with about a thousand religious paintings by post-Byzantine, Ionian and Zakynthian artists. Works are exhibited by Damaskinos, Tzanes, Kallergis, Doxaras, Koutouzis and Tsonis. Although the older exhibits in the museum are characteristic examples of Byzantine art, the works of Panagiotis Doxaras (1622-1700), who studied in Venice, are naturalistic style and belong to the Ionian Island School. Doxaras' son Nicholas continued in the Western tradition, as did Nicholaos Koutouzis (1741-1813). whose works can be found in the museum as well as in the church of Agios Dionysios.
Templa (icon screens) from the churches of the Pantokrator and Agios Dimitrios can be found in the Museum, as well as parts of the exterior of Agios Andreas of Volimes.
In addition, Hellenistic and Byzantine sculptures and statues are also accommodated here.

This text is cited Jan 2003 from the Prefecture of Zakynthos URL below, which contains images.


  It first operated in 1960, following repair works. The initial building had been destroyed by earthquakes in 1953 that devastated the island of Zakynthos. Currently, this museum hosts exquisite collections of church icons (15th - 16th c. AD), various handy objects of daily use, murals (mainly from the 17th and 18th c, but also from 12th - 13th c.). Other exhibits include a "Glypthotheke" with works of the Hellenistic, Byzantine and post-Byzantine periods, as well as woodwork of the 16th - 19th centuries.
  Among the most important paintings displayed are:
•Prophet David (by N. Doxaras)
•The birth of Theotokos (the Virgin Mary by N. Doxaras)
•Panagia the Amolyntos (the Immaculate Virgin Mary by E. Tzane)
•Gilded wood carved templon from the church of St. Demetrios of Kola

This text is cited May 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs URL below.


The Solomos Museum houses the magnificent tomb of Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857) and that of the other great Zakynthian poet, Andreas Calvos (1792-1869). In the entrance is a piece of the holly bush on Strani hill in the shadow of which Solomos was inspired to write "Ode to Liberty" in May 1823 which later became the Greek national anthem, and gis poem "The Free Beseiged" in May 1823. The rooms on the upper floor contain objects that had belonged to the great poet and other distinguished Zakynthian scholars as well as collections that have been donated to the museum.

This text is cited Jan 2003 from the Prefecture of Zakynthos URL below, which contains images.


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