Mount Athos: Tower and W. end of the main church (Katholikon) of the Philotheou Monastery

Department Archive
Collection SPHS BSA Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/4206.8579
Level Item
Description Film negative, approximately quarter plate size, an original negative.
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 cm
Place Philotheou Monastery
Mount Athos
Dates 1911
Creator Hasluck, Dr Frederick William
Collection event Mount Athos (Hasluck) 1911
Scope and Content Part of a series of images taken by F.W. Hasluck during the course of his visit to Mount Athos in 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athos: 1911. Philothéon: tower & W end of catholicon".
Notes Date based on Hasluck's visit to Mount Athos to research his book, Mount Athos and its Monasteries (1924).
Further information The foundations of the Philotheou Monastery are ascribed to various dates ranging from thje 9th to the 19th century. According to Hasluck when he visited in 1911, this was one of the poorer monasteries with the majority of the buildings modern. Although, the katholikon (which preserves an older style) dates to the 18th century. The re-building in the 19th century is attributed to a devastating fire of 1871.
Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its Monasteries, London: Kegan Paul (pp. 175-176)