Delos Archaeological Museum

Mosaic detail from the House of Dionysus.

The small archaeological museum located in the archaeological site of Delos and exhibits objects from the excavations there. Just like the archaeological site, it is accessible only by shuttle boat from Mykonos.

Photo Gallery

  • Mosaics

    Part of the mosaic from the House of Dionysus. The god appears with outstretched wings, riding a tiger that wears a necklace of vines and grapes around its neck.

  • Mosaic floor from the Scardana Quarter.
    The central panel depicts Athena on the left holding a spear and her owl, and opposite her stands Hermes holding the caduceus. Between them, a female figure sits with an infant on her knees. It probably represents Hermes bringing infant Dionysus to the Nymphs. The border depicts bull-heads and theatrical masks among floral motifs.

  • Various mosaics and details

  • Sculpture

    Two Kouros statues, work of Naxians.

    6th c. BCE

  • Kouroi from the Sanctuary of Apollo.

    6th c. BCE
  • The left hand of the colossal statue of Apollo dedicated by Naxos.

    Circa 600 BCE
  • Kouros

    7th c. BCE
  • Kore wearing a peplos from the Sanctuary of Apollo.

    580 BCE
  • Kore

    Parian work, 6th c. BCE
  • Kore from the Artemision.

    Parian work, 500 BCE
  • Torso of a wrestler

    Middle of the 5th c. BCE
  • The original marble lions of Delos

    The remaining lions are protected from further erosion inside the museum. They have been replaced by cast replicas on the approximate original location outdoors.

    6th c. BCE
  • Horseman

    Middle of the 6th c. BCE
  • Female statuette. Found west of the Agora of Thophrastos.
    Circa 430 BCE
  • Statue of a Nymph running.

    From the corner acroterion of the temple of the Athenians

    Late 5th c. BCE

  • Gable of an altar.

    Late 5th c. BCE
  • Head of Hermes from the House of Herm.

    Early 1st c. BCE
  • Statue of a youth similar to Praxiteles' Satyr type.

    From the NW corner of the Agora of the Italians.

  • Female mantle statue in the Herculaneum woman type made popular by Praxiteles.

    From the Agora of Theophrastus.

    2nd c. BCE
  • Statue of a Nymph-copy of a 4th c. original. From the House of Herm.

  • Statues from the east pediment apex of the Temple of the Athenians. It depicts Boreas, the Thracian King who personified the northern wind, abducts Oreithyia.

  • Statue of Apollo. From the House of Masks.
  • Aphrodite of the Praxitelian type. From the Establishment of the Poseidoniasts.
  • Female head.
  • Statue of an actor dressed as Papposilenus in sheepskin and himation. A typical statue associated with Dionysus. From the Stoibadeion.

    2nd c. BCE
  • Statue of Dionysos from the Stoibadeion.
  • Statue of Artemis and a deer. From the Theatre Quarter.

    Late 2nd c. BCE
  • Herm
  • Statue of a Nymph (probably Amymone) from a group of statues that included Poseidon. From the Establishment of the Poseidoniasts.
  • Torso of a general. From the Monument of Mithridates.

    Early 1st c. BCE
  • Head of a colossal statue of Demetrios Poliorcetes. From the Dodecatheon.

    3d c. BCE
  • The original statues of Kleopatra and Dioskourides. The statues that appear outdoors in the archaeological site are replicas.
  • Statue of Apollo
  • Bronze relief. Part of a marble stele. It shows Artemis preparing for a sacrifice aided by two satyrs. From the sanctuary of Agathe Tyche.

    Late 3d c. BCE
  • Grave stele

    Late 2nd c. BCE
  • Female marble statuettes.
  • Phallic sculptures and erotic statuette.

    The two sculptures on the left have humorous inscriptions inscribed on them. Phallic sculptures and Herms had apotropaic qualities and were used widely in ancient Greece.
  • Hellenistic terracotta statuette of Aphrodite.
  • Frescoes

  • Interior view of the Delos Archaeological Museum.

Also see: Delos Archaeological Site

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