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The film opens with footage from the façade of the National Archaeological Museum designed by Ernst Ziller and continues with views from inside the museum.

From the Classical period views of the bronze statue of Poseidon or Zeus, a mosaic depicting the Medusa and the Jockey of Artemision that captures the horse gallop, a bronze statue of the Hellenistic period. The lens stands on details of a votive offering and continues the exploration in the halls of the museum giving close up and distant views from the diadoumenos statue, of the athlete from Milos, a piece of art of the classical period.

Afterwards, the cinematographer focuses on the relief votive offering of Dionysus with the actors and the accompanying inscription. Then we watch the large Eleusinian relief depicting Demeter, Persephone and Triptolemus, also a piece of art of the classical period.

We move on to the Archaic period with views from the marble base of a kouros tomb and from the marble kouros from Mount Ptoon.

The Late Geometric style Dipylon Amphora of the painter of Dipylon, a piece of art of the Geometric period, distracts the cinematographer’s attention and continues in the early Hellenistic period with the Hermes of Praxiteles and completes his tour with the Hermes of Andros.

The film closes with the exit of the filmmaker and his friends from the museum.


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Bonar, Andrew Graham

HD (1440x1080)



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