Ancient Cyprus

The University of Melbourne has one of the most important collections of Cypriot antiquities in Australia. The collection is representative of the human history of this strategically important island, and includes a wide range of Bronze and Iron Age artefacts that were brought to Australia by the late Professor JR Stewart from the 1930s until the early 1960s.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 24 April 2012 to Sunday 14 October 2012

‘Red polished ware juglet with incised decoration’ image

Published by Ian Potter Museum of Art on Sunday 29 January 2012.
Contact the publisher.

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is renowned as the island of Aphrodite. The exhibition will feature significant ceramic assemblages recovered from Bronze Age tombs at Vounous from 1937 to 1938, and the Bronze Age cemeteries at Karmi in 1961.

Curated by Andrew Jamieson.