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A Metropolitan Museum of paintings e-book an important number of Cypriot antiquities open air Cyprus is the Cesnola assortment at New York's Metropolitan Museum of artwork, assembled by way of Luigi Palma di Cesnola, the 1st director of the museum. Cesnola used to be a Civil warfare veteran who went to Cyprus in 1866 and, in excavations there, sought to rival the reveals of Heinrich Schliemann at Troy. Now, at the get together of the redecorate of the Metropolitan's Cypriot galleries, comes this gorgeously illustrated catalogue of a few 500 gadgets, starting from glass, stone sculpture, and terra-cotta collectible figurines to lamps, pottery, and jewellery.

The Cesnola assortment contains works which are the most effective examples of Cypriot paintings from the prehistoric, Archaic, Classical/Hellenistic, and Roman sessions. the 1st scholarly catalogue considering the fact that 1914 of a big choice from the Cesnola assortment, this quantity could be a useful reference.

260 illustrations, 250 in complete colour, five line drawings, eight half x eleven"

VASSOS KARAGEORGHIS has authored various scholarly volumes and articles on Cypriot antiquities, released within the usa, Europe, and Cyprus.

JOAN R. MERTENS is curator, division of Greek and Roman paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of artwork. MARICE E. ROSE is examine affiliate, division of Greek and Roman artwork, The Metropolitan Museum of artwork.

EXHIBITION agenda The Metropolitan Museum of artwork, New YorkNew galleries commencing in

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