Colors of Greece: The Art and Archaeology of Georg von Peschke

Archaeological Drawings

In 1929 and 1930, Rhys Carpenter supervised an architectural survey of the defenses of Acrocorinth, the ancient through medieval castle above the city of Corinth. Peschke drew many of the architectural drawings for this monograph. In his plan of the castle’s second gate, Peschke uses a red line to indicate subterranean passages, similar to the conventions that German surveyors used in the drawings of the excavations at Olympia in the 1890s. Peschke also pursued his own interests on Acrocorinth, including his passion for designing and flying glider aircraft, which he propelled from its cliffs. His painting of the castle of Penteskouphi viewed from the gates of Acrocorinth, on display in this gallery, shows in the foreground the same area depicted in this architectural drawing.

Acrocorinth: Plan of the Second Gate and Adjoining Tower<br /><br />
Acrocorinth: Plan of the Second Gate and Adjoining Tower, from Rhys Carpenter and Antoine Bon, Corinth III, ii: The Defenses of Acrocorinth and the Lower Town (Cambridge, Mass., 1936), plate VI.


Lion Water Spout
Lion Water Spout, from Isthmia I: Temple of Poseidon
Bellerophon Mosaic in House A vi, 3
Bellerophon Mosaic in House A vi, 3, from Excavations at Olynthus: Mosaics, Vases, and Lamps of Olynthus Found in 1928 and 1931
Map of the Isthmia Area
Map of the Isthmia Area from Hesperia 1959