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Study of the Choragic monument of Lysicrates, Athens

RIBA Ref No RIBA20693
Artist/PhotographerScott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-335
Image Date1827
StyleGreek
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePA1730/ScGGS[158]3
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectMonuments ; Friezes ; Columns ; Decorative stonework ; Round buildings
NOTES: The Lysicrates Monument is the best preserved example of a Choregic monument and is one of the earliest examples of a Greek monument built according to the Corinthian order. In 1658 a French Capuchin monastery was founded around the monument itself (which was known as the 'Lantern of Diogenes'). The monastery was demolished during the Greek war of Independence in 1821 and the monument was subsequently restored by French architects Fran+â-ºois Boulanger and E. Loviot.
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