Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum: Essays in Honour of Dr Veronica Tatton-Brown [Paperback]

Thomas Kiely(Editor)

ISBN: 9780861591800 | Published by: British Museum Press | Series: British Museum Research Publications | Volume: 180 | Year of Publication: 2009 | Language: English 112p, of text, 95 col and half-tone illus, plus line drawings
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Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum


The ancient Cypriot collections of the British Museum have inspired the essays in this volume in honour of Veronica Tatton-Brown, who for many years was their curator. Written by her academic colleagues and friends, the themes covered range from funeral rites at Late Bronze Age Enkomi to sculptured portraits of parents and children in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, along with the reconstruction of the Persian siege ramp at Palaipaphos and the history of Cypriot archaeology as revealed in the Museum's archives. The focus on individual objects ranges from the superb craftsmanship of an ivory gaming-box to an intriguing clay model of a dagger and its sheath, in a volume that highlights key points of interest in this rich and varied collection. Thomas Kiely is the Cyprus Curator in the Greek and Roman department of the British Museum.

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"...this volume ...[provides] seven very enlightening essays which reflect upon the history of the collection and the varied history of the island, and provide updated re-examinations of some important sites and artifacts.'"
Alison Barclay, Saint Mary's University
Mouseion (2009)

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