Photo of Glyptotek gallery

The Glyptothek am Konigsplatz in Munich, built between 1816 and 1830, holds Germany's largest collection of Greek and Roman sculpture. Dine prefers the spelling "Glyptotek," which refers to the term first used by Ludwig I, king of Bavaria, who commissioned the museum. Patterned after such Greek words as pinakotek (picture gallery) and bibliotek (library), glyptotek originates from the Greek work glyptikos, or the art of carving stone.

Gallery view, Glyptothek, Munich
Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyprothek München. Photograph by : Renate Kühling