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''The Strangeness and Beauty of Cypriot Art"

William Childs (Princeton)

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:30pm
210 Kane Hall

Cypriot art of the first millennium BCE is widely considered an awkward, provincial adaptation of both the art of the contemporary Near East and of contemporary Greece. This view is, of course, held principally by scholars who specialize in one or the other area. However examination of Cypriot art of the first millennium reveals an extraordinary richness and beauty that may at first appear strange but quickly becomes enthralling. There is almost from the beginning a subtlety of expression that is evident in neither the Near East nor Greece until centuries later. Indeed, the rich content of Cypriot art is wondrous