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Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cesnola  Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Title

Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Role

Vassos Karageorghis, Editor in collaboration with Joan Mertens and Marice Rose.

Marice Rose, contributing author.

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Document Type

Book Contribution

Description/Summary

Marice Rose is a contributing author, "Hellenistic and Roman terracotta figurines and pottery".

Book Description: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the richest and most varied representation, outside Cyprus, of Cypriot antiquities. These works were purchased by the newly established Museum in the mid-1870s from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola, a Civil War cavalry officer who had amassed the objects while serving as the American consul on Cyprus. This catalogue features some 500 pieces from the Cesnola Collection, illustrated in superb new color photography. Dating from about 2500 B.C. to about A.D. 300, these works rank among the finest examples of Cypriot art from the prehistoric, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. They represent every major medium worked in antiquity—stone, copper-based metal, clay, faience, glass, gold and silver, ivory, and semiprecious stones.

ISBN

9780870999444

Publication Date

2000

Publication Information

Rose, Marice. "Hellenistic and Roman terracotta figurines and pottery", in Vassos Karageorghis, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose, Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000)