Mount Athos: View of Stavronikita Monastery from the N.
|Collection||BSA SPHS Image Collection|
|Reference No.||BSA SPHS 01/4163.8536|
|Description||Film negative, approximately quarter plate size, an original negative.|
|Dimensions||11 x 8.5 cm|
Hasluck, Dr Frederick William
|Collection event||Hasluck in Mount Athos 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: Stanoroniketa from N.".|
|Notes||Date based on Hasluck's visit to Mount Athos to research his book, Mount Athos and its Monasteries (1924).
The image appears in the SPHS Slide Set by A.J. Toynbee, ca. 1924. Greek Life and the Greek Environment [later changed to The Geography of Greece], slide number 21
|Further information||The Monastery of Stavronikita (or Stavroniketa) is situated high above the sea in wooded country. It was endowed by the Patriarch Jeremias ca. 1540, but its foundations were throught to be in the 9th century, mentioned in a document of 1016, and was originally a skete. It suffered from many fires though out the centuries, forcing the monastery to become impoverished by the end of the 19th century. By the time Hasluck visited in 1911, the monastery had greatly improved its fortunes and had almost paid off its debts. The walls and towers date to the 16th century, the refectory (trapeza) to the 18th and other improvements in the 19th century. The katholikon is dedicated to St. Nicolas.
Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its Monasteries, London: Kegan Paul (pp. 159-161)
1911 JHS 31: 7th accession to 1904 slide catalogue. lxxxi.SPHS 8536. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 32.SPHS 8536. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 74.SPHS 8536. Link to article