The collection is housed in the Byzantine church of the Ascension
at Livadi, which was ceded by the Diocese of Kythera. It contains characteristic
examples of the artistic production of the island, ranging from the Early Christian
to the Post-Byzantine period: wall paintings and a floor mosaic detached from
churches, portable icons, and a few items of silverwork, metalwork and pottery.
The most important items of the exhibition are:
Early Christian mosaic floor. Detail depicting a riding hunter. It belongs to a large
composition decorating the floor of the church of Aghios Georghios tou Vounou.
Dated to the beginning of the 7th century A.D.
Part of a wall painting. It depicts Saints Kerykos, Georgios and Notarios and the lower
part of the representation of the Ascension. It comes from the church of Aghios
Ioannis at Potamos and dates from the 13th century.
Icon of Aghios Ioannis Prodromos (St. John Prodrome). Portable icon depicting the protome
of the Saint, painted by a skillful artist, influenced by the tradition of the
famous Emmanuel Lombardos. Dated to the beginning of the 17th century.
Icon of Panaghia with Christ. Portable icon from the Castle of Mylopotamos, probably owned
by a Venetian official, as is suggested by the buckler preserved on its surface.
It is dated to the middle of the 17th century and is influenced by the Cretan
Two silver-plated candlesticks. Found in the church of the Metamorphosis at Keramoto, dated
to the end of the 18th century.
Art & culture
- Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Museum
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