Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 - Art - 305 pages
"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
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5th century B.C. Aegean Alambra Amathus Apollo Archaic B.C. Terracotta Base-Ring Bichrome bowl catalogue number century B.C. Gold century B.C. Limestone Cesnola Collection chariot cm 9 coroplastic Cypriot art Cypriot syllabary Cypro Cypro-Geometric decoration diam Doell Early Cypriot eastern Egyptian engraved examples female figure figurine found on Cyprus funerary Gagniers 1974b georghis Gjerstad goddess Greek head Hellenistic Herakles Hermary human figure Idalion island J R M BIBLIOGRAPHY Karageorghis Karageorghis 1995 Kition Kourion Kourion the Kourion Kourion Treasure krater Late Bronze Age Late Cypriot Levant Limestone H lion male Markoe Masson Matthäus Mediterranean Metropolitan Museum Middle Cypriot mold-made motifs Mycenaean Myres Ormidhia Painted Ware Palaepaphos pendants Phoenician piece pottery Red Polished Ware relief Richter ring RM BIBLIOGRAPHY Roman sanctuaries sculpture seals shape sixth century B.C. style Tamassos Tatton-Brown temple at Golgoi Temple boy Terracotta tombs tury B.C. vases vessels Ware H White Painted