Elsewhere in Ateneum

Walter Runeberg: Apollo and Marsyas, 1872. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Karjalainen

Walter Runeberg: Apollo and Marsyas, 1872. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Karjalainen

The large marble sculpture in the main lobby is Walter Runeberg’s Apollo and Marsyas (1872).

Agneta Hobin’s textile work Sail (1987) in the ticket sales hall is from The State Art Collection.

Empress Theodora with Her Retinue, copy of a mosaic in the church of San Vitale of Ravenna. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Empress Theodora with Her Retinue, copy of a mosaic in the church of San Vitale of Ravenna. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

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In the restaurant you can see a copy of a mosaic completed in c. 547 in the church of San Vitale of Ravenna, Italy. The copy was made by a group of artists from Ravenna with students from La Scuola Bottega del Mosaico and L’Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna prior to 1953. The mosaic depicts Empress Theodora with Her Retinue.

More information on the works and artists from the Finnish National Gallery Collections web service.

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