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Salaminia (Cyprus)
The History, Treasures, and Antiquities of Salamis in the Island of Cyprus

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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078627

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  • Alessandro Palma Di Cesnola (1839–1914) travelled to Cyprus in 1873 to take up an honorary post secured by his brother Luigi, who was the American consul there and also an amateur archaeologist. Obtaining funding from the British financier Edwin Lawrence, Alessandro carried out his own excavations, chiefly around Salamis. Replete with more than 700 illustrations, this 1882 publication records the most notable artefacts from the Lawrence–Cesnola collection, including gold jewellery, ivory objects, engraved gems, coins, and terracotta statuettes. The book sheds considerable light on the ancient Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek and Roman influences that shaped Cypriot art over the centuries. Di Cesnola's activities generated controversy, however, as he had flouted regulations in removing these artefacts. After the British Museum declined to acquire the whole collection, the bulk of it was sold at auction. His brother's finds were recorded in Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples (1877), which is also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078627
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 357 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Preface
    1. Salaminia
    2. General idea of Cypriote antiquities
    3. Gold objects
    4. Silver objects
    5. Bronze and iron remains
    6. Leaden antiquities
    7. Ivory objects
    8. Bone and shell antiquities
    9. Stone antiquities
    10. Alabaster, serpentine, and crystal antiquities
    [11. no chapter] 12. Cylinders, cones
    13. Scarabaei, beads, inlaying pieces, etc.
    14. Engraved gems and precious stones
    15. Chalcedony, etc.
    16. Glass
    17. Terra-cotta
    18. Terra-cotta (cont.)
    19. Terra-cotta (cont.)
    20. Terra-cotta (cont.)
    21. Lamps
    22. Coins
    Appendix
    Index
    List of subscribers.

  • Author

    Alessandro Palma di Cesnola

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