The Museum of Byzantine Culture runs this temporary exhibition in collaboration with the Holy Bishopric and the Municipality of Morphou, Cyprus, as participation to the events of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, in connection with the 5 Museums’ Movement in Thessaloniki (5M).
For the first time, the exhibition presents the propagation of the veneration of Saint Mamas, from the early Christian until recent times. This veneration has remained alive among Mediterranean peoples through the centuries, forming a network of communication, religious and cultural contacts in the broad Mediterranean region.
The exhibits constitute an impressive and multi-faceted ensemble dating from the Early Christian (6th c.) to the Late Post-Byzantine Period (19th c.) from Greece and Cyprus. Some of them are presented for the first time to the broad public as well as to scientists. They come from collections of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, other state museums, the State Ephorates of Antiquities of Greece and museums and churches of Cyprus.
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Icon of St. Mamas, 13th century, Cyprus, Pelendri. Panagia Katholiki church.
|Dates: 19/10/2013 – 19/01/2014. Place: Thessaloniki. Venue: Museum of Byzantine Culture (Multi-purpose Gallery), 2, Stratou Ave. Op. H.: Monday: 13:00 – 20:00 Tuesday-Sunday: 08:00-20:00 (01/01-31/03/2014: Monday – Sunday: 08:00 – 15:00)|