Late Antique and Byzantine Art

01.01.2000 until further notice
Bode-Museum

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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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Hans Christian Krass

30.04.2016 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Running-dialogue tour

Im Vordergrund Pflanzen und Grün, die den Blick freigeben auf ein Liebespaar. Im Hintergrund Skulpturen im Bode-Museum.
© Foto: Dirk Matthesius

30.04.2016 20:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Opera performance

© Thomas Bartilla

01.05.2016 11:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Hans Christian Krass

04.05.2016 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Running-dialogue tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bode-Museum / Hans Christian Krass

07.05.2016 15:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Running-dialogue tour

29.05.2016 11:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Concert

05.06.2016 11:00 Uhr
Bode-Museum
Public tour | Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

13.05.2016 16:00 Uhr
Neues Museum
Kid's academy

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


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Am Kupfergraben
10117 Berlin


U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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The Gobelins tapestry room is only open on weekends and public holidays.

The upstairs galleries of the permanent exhibitions and the exhibtion "ONE GOD - Abraham's Legacy on the Nile" downstairs open at 11:00 a.m.

The exhibition "Holbein in Berlin. The Madonna from the Würth Collection and Masterpieces of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin" (21 January – 8 May 2016), Gallery 258, opens at 10:00 a.m.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

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