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The Coroplastic Art Of Ancient Cyprus Vol III. The Cypro-Archaic Period. Large and Medium Size Sculpture

 THE COROPLASTIC ART OF ANCIENT CYPRUS Vol III. The Cypro-Archaic Period. Large and Medium Size Sculpture

Author  Karageorghis, V.
Type  Hardback
Year  1993
ISBN  9963-560-19-9
Gauge  23 x 29.3cm.
Language  English
Price CYP  25.00
Price  43.00
Price USD  54.00


xii + 133pp. 107 figures 1 map LXX plates
Four volumes of this series are devoted to terracotta figures of the Cypro-Archaic I-II period, the most prolific phase for coroplastic production. This volume is concerned with the larger figures with a minimum height of ca. 50cm They are hollow figures and all are anthropomorphic representations. Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic masks are also included, irrespective of size although most are fairly large, since they have stylistic and manufacturing characteristics not unlike the rest of the larger figures covered in this volume. The largest number of larger figures was found in the well-known but provincial and somewhat isolated sanctuary at Ayia Irini in NW Cyprus. Lesser numbers of figures have been found in sanctuaries or bothroi at Idalion, Kourion, Salamis (Toumba), Limniti, Tamassos, Kazaphani-Mines, Patriki and other sites, many in uncontrolled excavations at the end of last century when the excavators only collected the heads and discarded the rest of the figures. The earlier part of the volume is devoted to analysis of the figures by chronological grouping with frequent reference to Gjerstad's earlier work on the subject; in the later part there is discussion of dress, armour and jewellery as evidenced by the figures, and manufacturing techniques. The last chapter is devoted to masks.

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