Ancient Arts of Cyprus Photos

Cypriot culture developed in parallel to the Greek world but decorative styles are distinct. Unique styles spanned from c3000 BCE to until Alexander the Great took control 4thC BCE.

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Chalcolithic limestone fertility goddess from Cyprus at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Terra Cotta baking women from Cyprus at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Terra Cotta female figure & female goddess with infant from Cyprus at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Late Cypriot II era clay female idol at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
Chalcolithic limestone fertility goddess (3000-2500 BCE) from Cyprus at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Terra Cotta baking women (2300-2000 BCE) from Cyprus at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Terra Cotta female figure (1600-1050 BCE) & female goddess with infant (1600-1200 BCE) from Cyprus at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Late Cypriot II era clay female idol (1450-1200 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
Cyprian ceramic askos vessel in shape of deer at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Ceramic spouted vessel from Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Two terracotta Bull askos from Cyprus at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Cyprian terracotta molded pouring vessels in shape of bulls from Cyprus at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Cyprian ceramic askos vessel in shape of deer (1850-1750 BCE) at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Ceramic spouted vessel (16th-13thC BCE) from Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Two terracotta Bull askos (1400-1230 BCE) from Cyprus at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Cyprian terracotta molded pouring vessels in shape of bulls (14th-13th C BCE) from Cyprus at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.
Red & black ceramic vessels from Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze wheeled stand for cauldron from Larnaca, Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze female head from Cyprus at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic milk bowl from Cyprus at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.
Red & black ceramic vessels (1st half 2nd millennium BCE) from Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze wheeled stand for cauldron (12th-11thC BCE) from Larnaca, Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze female head (later 7thC BCE) from Cyprus at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic milk bowl (1600-1200 BCE) from Cyprus at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.
Ceramic drinking cup with bull's head from Larnaca, Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cypriot terracotta jug in shape of barrel at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terra Cotta barrel-shaped jug with bird painting from Cyprus at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic jug with red & black painting of goats? from Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ceramic drinking cup (Kantharos) with bull's head (c1000 BCE) from Larnaca, Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cypriot terracotta jug in shape of barrel (1050-950 BCE) at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Terra Cotta barrel-shaped jug (750-600 BCE) with bird painting from Cyprus at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic jug with red & black painting of goats? (8th-6thC BCE) from Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Terra-cotta head of male statue with conical helmet painted red & black from Nicosia, Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Archaic Cypriot votive statue of a man at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.

Terra-cotta head of male statue with conical helmet painted red & black (7th-6thC BCE) from Nicosia, Cyprus at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Archaic Cypriot votive statue of a man (550-525 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.


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