A.G. Leventis Foundation

15 Jun 2009

Cyprus And Aphrodite (Out Of Stock)

CYPRUS & APHRODITE (OUT OF STOCK)

Author  Crouwel, J. | Karageorghi
Publisher  SDU uitgeverij, 's-Graven
Type  1989
Year  90-12-06218-7
ISBN  21 x 24cm
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Out of print
193pp. numerous illustrations
Languages: English and Dutch
This book was published on the occasion of an exhibition of Cypriot antiquities at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in 1989. Karageorghis provides an overview of one hundred years of Cypriot archaeology, followed by chapters on the goddess Aphrodite (after Jacqueline Karageorghis) and on various aspects of modern Cyprus. There follows a lengthy outline of the history and culture of Cyprus from the Neolithic through post-Roman times. Webb contributes a chapter on ideology and ritual from the earliest times to the Classical period, and this is followed by a 45 page catalogue of the 308 items in the exhibition which range in date from the Aceramic Neolithic to the Late Roman period. Many of the artifacts were loaned by the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia, and other district museums in Cyprus; others were obtained from collections in Europe and the USA. The volume ends with a brief bibliography.301pp. numerous colour illustrations 1 map
Languages: English and Greek in parallel texts.

This volume was published to accompany an exhibition of Cypriote icons of the 10th to 20th centuries held at the Hellenic Centre in London in November and December 2000. The exhibition was sponsored by the A. G. Leventis Foundation. The 67 catalogued icons were lent by the various bishoprics and monasteries of Cyprus. Introductory chapters are devoted to religious painting in Cyprus over two millennia (Sophocleous), the Church of Cyprus: a historical retrospective (Mitsides), hermitages and monasteries in Cyprus (Perdikis), the spiritual tradition of Cypriote saints (Fotiou), the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain (Mettis) and the Hellenic presence in Great Britain (Tillyrides). The catalogue (pp. 105-275) provides full information on the date, provenance and size of each icon, together with details of its conservation, style and subject matter. Each icon is illustrated in a full page colour plate, in some cases together with enlarged details. A glossary, chronological table and bibliography complete the volume.

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