The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art

Terracottas

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Author: Vassos Karageorghis,Gloria S. Merker,Joan R. Mertens

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396258

Category: Art

Page: 285

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The Cesnola Collection of antiquities from Cyprus preserves the island’s artistic traditions from prehistoric through Roman times and represents the first large group of ancient Mediterranean works to enter the museum’s collection. This catalogue, which focuses on Cypriot terracottas, was originally published in 2004 as a CD-ROM, and is now available in a more accessible format. It contains nearly 500 works dating from between about 2000 B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. from one of the most expansive collections of Cypriot art in the world. Illustrations of each object are accompanied by a detailed catalogue entry, including a brief bibliography. In addition, fifteen commentaries make the catalogue a perfect introduction to Cypriot terracottas and the colorful world of ancient life and mythology.

Ancient Art from Cyprus

The Cesnola Collection in the Metropolitan Musem of Art

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Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Vassos Karageorghis,Joan R. Mertens,Marice E. Rose

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999443

Category: Art

Page: 305

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"The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the richest and most varied representation, outside Cyprus, of Cypriot antiquities. These works were purchased by the newly established Museum in the mid-1870s from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola, a Civil War cavalry officer who had amassed the objects while serving as the American consul on Cyprus." "This catalogue is published on the occasion of the opening of the Museum's four permanent galleries for ancient art from Cyprus. It is also the first scholarly publication since 1914 devoted to the Cesnola Collection (which totals approximately six thousand objects). The volume features some five hundred pieces from the collection, illustrated in new color photography. Dating from about 2500 B.C. to about A.D. 300, these works rank among the finest examples of Cypriot art from the prehistoric, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. Among the objects are monumental sculpture; weapons, tools, and domestic utensils; vases, lamps, and ritual paraphernalia; dedicatory figurines; engraved sealstones and jewelry; and luxury objects."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Women in Antiquity

Real Women across the Ancient World

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Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin,Jean Macintosh Turfa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317219902

Category: History

Page: 1074

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This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes almost 200 images, maps, and charts. The sections cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, the Aegean, Italy, and Western Europe, and include many lesser-known cultures such as the Celts, Iberia, Carthage, the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia. Women's experiences are explored, from ordinary daily life to religious ritual and practice, to motherhood, childbirth, sex, and building a career. Forensic evidence is also treated for the actual bodies of ancient women. Women in Antiquity is edited by two experts in the field, and is an invaluable resource to students of the ancient world, gender studies, and women's roles throughout history.

Sotira Kaminoudhia

An Early Bronze Age Site in Cyprus

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Author: Stuart Swiny,George Robert Rapp,Ellen Herscher

Publisher: Amer School of Oriental

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Experts in many fields present a wide range of artifacts studies as well as information on skeletal remains, the flora and fauna, the geology, the environment and a regional archaeological survey.

Medelhavsmuseet

Focus on the Mediterranean

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mediterranean Region

Page: N.A

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Engendering Aphrodite

Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus

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Author: Diane R. Bolger,Nancy J. Serwint

Publisher: Amer School of Oriental

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 457

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This is a collection of papers which focus on issues of gender and society in ancient Cyprus from the Neolithic to Roman periods.

Out of the Mouths of Pots

Towards an Interpretation of the Symbolic Meaning of Cypriot Bronze Age Funerary Artefacts Including Examples in the University of Canterbury's Logie

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Author: Rose Mary Washbourne

Publisher: Paul Forlag Astroms

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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The Journal of Hellenic Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek philology

Page: N.A

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Vols. 1-8, 1880-87, plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.

The Swedish Cyprus expedition: 80 years

proceedings of the symposium in honour of the memory of Einar Gjerstad, held in the Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm, 28 September 2007

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Author: Paul Åström,Karin Nys

Publisher: Paul Astroms

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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Early Helladic Architecture and Urbanization

Proceedings of a Seminar Held at the Swedish Institute in Athens, June 8, 1985

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Author: Robin Hägg,D̲ora N. Konsola

Publisher: Paul Astroms Forlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

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Mycenaean Decorated Pottery

A Guide to Identification

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Author: Penelope A. Mountjoy

Publisher: Paul Forlag Astroms

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 241

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Antiquity

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."