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Karageorghis, Vassos.
Ancient Art from Cyprus. The Cesnola Collection.

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2000.

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is home to the largest collection of Cypriot antiquities outside of Cyprus, largely because of the efforts of the museum's first director, Luigi Palma di Cesnola, who went to Cyprus in 1866 hoping to excavate works to rival the finds of Heinrich Schliemann at Troy. This gorgeously illustrated catalog presents some 500 objects from the prehistoric, Archaic, Classical/Hellenistic, and Roman periods in more than 300 color photographs of glass, stone sculpture, terra-cotta figurines, lamps, pottery, jewelry, and weapons. Here are delicate golden bracelets with lion-head finials, clay jugs decorated with animals and meticulous geometric motifs, and a four-foot-tall, pencil-thin bronze candelabrum that stands on three hoofed feet".

Hardcover. 9"x11", 305 pages, color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 95141
Price: $ 40.00      

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