The permanent exhibition of the Vlastos-Serpieris Collection
The exhibition of the Vlastos-Serpieris Collection includes 452 items dating from prehistoric times down to the 4th century B.C.
Room 60 contains artefacts dating from the prehistoric period (3200-1200 B.C.) found in Egypt, Crete the Cyclades and Mycenean Greece (case 1). As well as representative examples of pottery produced by the Corinthian (case 2), Boeotian (case 3) and Attic (cases 5-8) workshops from the 8th to the 5th century B.C. Case 4 has clay and bronze items from various periods and workshops. At the centre of the room (case 9) is a display of part of the Vlastos archive, related to his personality and the forming of his Collection.
In room 61 the chronological presentation of the Attic workshop continues (cases 10-17), with material from the 5th to the 4th century B.C. Finally, there is a display of the artefacts from Taras (cases 18-19) representing the pottery and goldsmith’s workshops of this major Spartan colony in Magna Graecia.