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The Glyptothek in Munich, late 19th century
Inside view of the Glyptothek

A Glyptothek ( listen ? / I ) is a collection of ancient stone sculptures and cut stones. Audio file / audio sample

The term Glyptothek was invented by the librarian of the Bavarian King Ludwig I and derived from the ancient Greek γλυπτός glyptós “carved, engraved” (here in the sense of “cut in stone”) and θήκη thḗkē “filing, storage place”. The word formation took place in analogy to " Pinakothek " (from Pinax : panel picture, painting).

The following sculpture museums now bear this name:

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilhelm Gemoll : Greek-German school and hand dictionary . G. Freytag Verlag / Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, Munich / Vienna 1965.