Glyptothek

Glyptothek glüp˝tōtāk´ [key], museum in Munich on the Königsplatz, founded by Louis I of Bavaria to house his collection of ancient and modern sculptures. Among these is the famous Barberini faun (c.200 BC). The neoclassical building, designed by Leo von Klenze , was constructed between 1816 and 1830. Its severe, imposing Ionic portico projects from a wall containing six large sculptures in niches. The interior is structured with domical vaulting.

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