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Cycladic art

Author: J Lesley Fitton; British Museum.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990.
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At the dawn of European history, in the third millennium BC, the group of small Greek islands in the southern Aegean known as the Cyclades was the home of a remarkable and distinctive culture. Among its most characteristic products were vessels and sculpted figures fashioned from the local marble, and today these Cycladic figures are admired and collected around the world. Although their original significance  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fitton, J. Lesley.
Cycladic art.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press 1990
(OCoLC)646118696
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Lesley Fitton; British Museum.
ISBN: 0674180356 9780674180352
OCLC Number: 20962891
Notes: On cover: British Museum.
Description: 71 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The history of exploration --
The islands then and now --
The developments of Cycladic culture --
Beginnings: the Grotta-Pelos culture --
A golden age: the Keros-Syros culture --
End of an era: the Phylakopi I culture --
Cycladic sculptures.
Responsibility: J. Lesley Fitton.

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At the dawn of European history, in the third millennium BC, the group of small Greek islands in the southern Aegean known as the Cyclades was the home of a remarkable and distinctive culture. Among its most characteristic products were vessels and sculpted figures fashioned from the local marble, and today these Cycladic figures are admired and collected around the world. Although their original significance remains largely a mystery, the appeal of their simple forms and pure lines is immediate. In the light of current knowledge about early life in the islands, the author draws upon the impressive and remarkably comprehensive collection of Early Cycladi sculptures and other works in the British Museum, supplemented by striking examples from major American and Greek collections, to illustrate the development and increase our enjoyment of Early Cycladic art. -- from back cover.

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