Collections of the Kerameikos Museum

Collections of the Kerameikos Museum

Τhe collection of the Kerameikos Museum is not so large and shows pieces not only in chronological order, but also according to their subjects and provenance.


1st room
View of tombstones that adorned the cemetery. The older ones belong to the Archaic period (9th-7th Century B.C.) and the newest ones to the Roman period.

Interior yard
Displays sculptures and scriptures on stone from the cemetery.

Next rooms
Show vases, jewelry and other objects that were offered as "kterismata" (objects that supposedly accompanied the dead to his afterlife).

Last room
Displays artifacts that were uncovered in a group tomb of men, women and children. «It seems that in the 429-426 a malady infested Athens killing a substantial number of the population. The authorities gathered the bodies of the dead and buried them hastily in a group tomb so that the living would not be contaminated».


- Cinerary amphora
of the Early Geometric period. Dated to 860-840 B.C.

- Black-figure lekythos
The body is decorated with a representation of Dionysos accompanied by two satyrs. It is attributed to the Amasis painter, and dates to 550 B.C.

- Marble sphinx
It crowned an archaic funerary stele, dated to 550-540 B.C.

- Grave stele of Ampharete
Marble relief depicting Ampharete with her grandchild. Dated to 30-420 B.C.

- Red-figure hydria
Decorated with a multi-figured composition, painted by Meidias. Dated to 430 B.C.

- Grave stele of Dexileos
Marble funerary stele dated to 394/393 B.C.


Museum of Kerameikos
Collections of the Kerameikos Museum
Archaeological Site of Kerameikos


▶︎ National Archaeological Museum
▶︎ Acropolis Museum
▶︎ Museum of Cycladic Art
▶︎ Museum of Ancient Agora
▶︎ Museum of Kerameikos
▶︎ Epigraphical Museum
▶︎ Byzantine & Christian Museum
▶︎ Numismatic Museum of Athens
▶︎ Kanelopolou Museum
▶︎ Archaeological Museum of Piraeus 

▶︎ Archaeological Museums of Attica