Late Antique and Byzantine Art


The Museum für Byzantinische Kunsthouses a first-rate collection of late Antique and Byzantine artworks and articles from everyday life that is unique in Germany. The focus of the collection is on art of the Western Roman and Byzantine Empires dating from the third to the fifteenth century. It also includes many post-Byzantine icons and craftwork objects.

Almost all the regions of the ancient Mediterranean world are represented in the collection. There are objects from Rome and Italy, from Istanbul (the Byzantine city of Constantinople) and Turkey, from Greece and the Balkans, from Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia and North Africa, from the countries of the Near and Middle East, and from Russia; in other words, all the areas encompassed by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires and the states which fell heir to the culture of Byzantium.

Within this broad spectrum, four main aspects define the Berlin collection's distinctive profile. Late Antique Roman sarcophagi and sarcophagi fragments offer a panorama of early Christian iconography from the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Rich holdings of figurative and ornamental sculpture from the Eastern Roman Empire allow the stylistic variety and development of this art form to be studied to a degree and depth that is rivalled only by the Archaeological Museum in Istanbul. Precious ivory carvings and mosaic icons document the high technical and artistic standard of Byzantine court art. Finally, everyday objects from Egypt give insights into ordinary life, while liturgical accoutrements bear witness to the worship practices of the early Christian church. Some of these objects are rare excavated finds of organic material, such as wood or fabric, which owe their preservation to Egypt's hot and dry desert climate.

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© Thomas Bartilla

Sun 11.03.2018 11:00 am
Public tour | Concert

© Staatliche Museen Berlin, Bode-Museum

Sun 25.03.2018 02:00 pm
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© Thomas Bartilla

Sun 08.04.2018 11:00 am
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Psiax: Attischer Teller - Innen (Lanzenkämpfer, Hoplit), um 520 oder 510 v.Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung

Thu 26.04.2018 04:00 pm
Academy: conversations on art and culture (over several days)

© Thomas Bartilla

Sun 29.04.2018 11:00 am
Public tour | Concert

© Thomas Bartilla

Sun 13.05.2018 11:00 am
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© Thomas Bartilla

Sun 27.05.2018 11:00 am
Public tour | Concert

© Thomas Bartilla

Sun 03.06.2018 11:00 am
Public tour | Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Anika Büssemeier
Antike Mythen


© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Jürgen Liepe
Mosaik: Viele bunte Steine


© Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Valerie Schmidt
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The Gobelins tapestry room is only open on weekends and public holidays.

The upstairs galleries of the permanent exhibitions including the exhibtion "Syria Antiqua - Coins and Monuments on the Museumsinsel" open at 11:00 a.m.

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