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A.I. 1485 :: Statuette

Object description
Statuette with hollow, cylindrical wheel-made body. Moulded oval head made separately. Sloping forehead. Curved nose, rather thick lips, small mouth, rounded chin, semi-lunar eyes with lids and eyebrows in relief. Large ears. Hair in compact mass down the back of head and along the sides to the shoulders. Rounded beard. Both arms bent over breast holding a quadruped animal. Faint traces of paint along arms and on hair. Brown clay. Light slip.
Inventory number
A.I. 1485
Serie nummer
6417
Object
Statuette
Object, Swedish
Skulptur; Statyett
Country - Findspot
Cyprus : Europe
Geographic name, alternative
Agia Irini; Ayia Irini
Place - Findspot
Ajia Irini
Material
Terracotta; Earthenware
Material, Swedish
Terrakotta; Keramik; Lera
Exhibitions
MMs permanent Cyprus Exhibition 1989-2005.
Context
Sanctuary. Square K 10. Level 94.1.
Acquisition
SCE 1929-1930.
Description, Swedish
Statyett i terrakotta. Ajia Irini
Description
Statuette with hollow, cylindrical wheel-made body. Moulded oval head made separately. Sloping forehead. Curved nose, rather thick lips, small mouth, rounded chin, semi-lunar eyes with lids and eyebrows in relief. Large ears. Hair in compact mass down the back of head and along the sides to the shoulders. Rounded beard. Both arms bent over breast holding a quadruped animal. Faint traces of paint along arms and on hair. Brown clay. Light slip.
Condition
Neck mended.
Period
C.A. I-II. (700-475 BC)
Name - Photographer
Kaneberg, Ove
alt
Description
Ove Kaneberg, photographer at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, 1995-2016.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, digitaltmuseum.org
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Exhibition - Current
Cypern genom tiderna
alt
Description

New Cypriot gallery.

The Leventis Gallery of Cypriote Antiquities

The island of Cyprus is situated in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, and this location has always made the island a crossroad of peoples, goods and ideas originating in ancient Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Greece.

This exhibition consists of about 1500 archaeological finds, which span more than 7000 years. They testify to an ever increasing intensification of contacts between Cyprus and the outside world, and an unusual open-mindedness towards new ideas and influences.

This not only led to a diversification of religious beliefs, but also resulted in exceptional innovative and unique works of art, that have become a true hallmark of Cyprus.

Most of the items in the exhibition were brought to light at the many sites excavated by the Swedish Cyprus Expedition between 1927 and 1931. The background to the

Swedish Cyprus Expedition is told in the study corner adjacent to the museum café: The A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriote Antiquities: the Mezzanine Floor.

In accordance with the practice of the time, the excavation finds were subsequently divided between Sweden and Cyprus with permission from the British colonial

government. (www.medelhavmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

Time - Start
2009-01-30 [?]
Exhibition, Part of - Current
Exhibition; showcase 10:08:05.
alt
Event - Was Present At
Samlingsbesök. 2017-06-07. Ajia Irini, 3D-scanning av figuriner
Swedish Cyprus Expedition (1927-1931)
alt
Description

The Swedish Cyprus Expedition was a project to systematically investigate the archaeology of the entire early history of Cyprus. It took place between September 1927 and March 1931 and was led by three archaeologists: Einar Gjerstad, Erik Sjöqvist and Alfred Westholm together with architect John Lindros.

Archaeological excavations were made at locations all over Cyprus including Lapithos, Nitovikla, Ajia Irini and Enkomi. The results were published in four volumes from 1934 to 1972. Most of the finds are now kept at the Cyprus Museum; Nicosia and Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm.

In the early 1970s Paul Åström from the University of Gothenburg continued the tradition of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition with his excavations at the ancient city of Hala Sultan Tekke / Dromolaxia-Vizatzia near Larnaca. He concentrated mainly on the investigation of the late history of the city, viz. the later part of Late Cypriote period (Late Bronze Age). After the untimely death of Paul Åström, Peter M. Fischer from the same university received the permission by the Department of Antiquities (2009) to continue the excavations there (2010). The main objective of the first season of the renewed excavations is to investigate the earliest history of the city which seems to have its roots in the Middle Cypriote period (Middle Bronze Age). (wikipedia, 2012-04-23)

Source - http
collections.smvk.se, en.wikipedia.org, sv.wikipedia.org, swedishcyprusexpedition.se
Comments
Face. Grupp 1.
NegNo
3354D
Publications
SCE II, 726.
Height / Höjd
19,8 cm
Dimensions
H. 19.8 cm.

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