Catalogue of Cycladic Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum: Captive Spirit (Hardback)Susan Sherratt
Hardback Published: 21/12/2000
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The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, contains one of the best and most representative collections of Bronze Age Cycladic art outside Greece. Much of this was acquired by purchase or gift in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through the interest of Sir Arthur Evans, the eminent archaeologist, at that time Keeper of the Museum. The first comprehensive, fully illustrated account of the contents of this internationally significant collection, it includes results from new scientific and technical examinations of these outstanding works of art of marble, metal, stone, clay, and shell. In addition to over 30 marble figurines it includes such unique items as metal models of the longboats which played an important part in the life of the islanders of the Greek Cyclades before the invention of the sail. Publication of this book has been made possible through the generosity of the Mortimer and Teresa Sackler Foundation.
Publisher: Oxford University Press