The Museum of Kerameikos
was built in 1937 on the plans of H. Johannes, with a donation of Gustav Oberlaender.
It was enlarged in the 1960's with the support of the Boehringer brothers. Τhe
exhibits are displayed in chronological order, but also according to their subjects
and their provenance.
Some of the most important items of the museum are: Cinerary amphora of the Early Geometric period. Dated to 860-840 B.C. Black-figure lekythos. The body is decorated with a representation of Dionysos accompanied by two satyrs. It is attributed to the Amasis painter, and dates to 550 B.C. Marble sphinx. It crowned an archaic funerary stele, dated to 550-540 B.C. Grave stele of Ampharete. Marble relief depicting Ampharete with her grandchild. Dated to 30-420 B.C. Red-figure hydria decorated with a multi-figured composition, painted by Meidias. Dated to 430 B.C. Grave stele of Dexileos. Marble funerary stele dated to 394/393 B.C.