- 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Roman reliefs and inscriptions held by the Joanneum represent not only the largest but also the most important collection of its kind in Austria and indeed in the whole eastern Alpine region. The Lapidarium in the Palace gardens at Eggenberg contains three mosaic floors and 96 selected Roman stone artefacts from the province of Styria and part of Slovenia (formerly Lower Styria). Most of the stones belonged to funerary monuments: many represent portraits of Roman individuals; inscriptions and details of the representation such as clothing, attributes or figures of servants provide a rich testimony of ancient lives, professions and personal wealth. Mythological reliefs recall undying divine love and dedicatory altars commemorate the keeping of vows.
The Lapidarium was again made accessible to the public when the new museum was opened on 10th September 2009.
30th March to 31st October, Wed–Sun.: 10am–5pm
1st November to 30th December, Wed–Sun.: 10am–4pm
Closed from 31st December to 29th March
- Eggenberger Allee 90
- 8020 - Graz
- P +43-316/58 32 64-9515
- Categories: Permanent Collection |
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