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Glyptothek Museum

Glyptothek Museum, , Germany

The Glyptothek is Munich’s oldest public museum and the only museum in the world that is solely dedicated to ancient sculpture. The name Glyptothek is a modern word invented from the combination of the Greek words glyphein ‘to sculpture’ and theke ‘repository', meaning therefore a storage place for sculptures. Here Greek and Romanmarble statues are presented, free-standing, under naked brick walls and vaulted ceilings.

Reed Enger, "Glyptothek Museum," in Obelisk Art History, Published March 14, 2017; last modified August 19, 2017, http://arthistoryproject.com/locations/germany/glyptothek-museum/.

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