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Title Beyond the Cyclades : early Cycladic sculpture in context from mainland Greece, the north and east Aegean / edited by Marisa Marthari, Colin Renfrew, Michael J. Boyd
Edition Digital edition
Published Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 301 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps
Summary This second volume on Early Cycladic (and Cycladicising) sculptures found in the Aegean, examines finds from mainland Greece, along with the rarer items from the north and east Aegean, with the exception of those discovered in the Cyclades (covered in the preceding volume), and of those found in Crete. The significance of these finds is that these are the principal testimonies of the influence of the Early Bronze Age Cycladic cultures in the wider Aegean. This influence is shown both by the export of sculptures produced in the Cyclades (and made of Cycladic marble), and of their imitations, produced elsewhere in the Aegean, usually of local marble. They hold the key, therefore, to the cultural interactions developing at this time, the so-called 'international spirit' manifest particularly during the Aegean Early Bronze II period. This was the time when the foundations of early Aegean civilisation were being laid, and the material documented is thus of considerable significance. The volume is divided into sections wherein contributions examine finds and their archaeological, social, and economic contexts from specific regions. It concludes with an overview of the significance and role of these objects in Early Bronze Age societies of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean region. This will be the first time that this material has been systematically gathered together. Highly illustrated, it follows and builds on the successful preceding volume, Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context (Oxbow 2016).-- Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Event "The symposium held in Athens on 'Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context' in May 2014 (now published: Marthari et al. 2017) prompted the organisation of a second symposium, on 25th and 26th May 2015, on the theme 'Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context from beyond the Cyclades: mainland Greece, the north and east Aegean'. In parallel, a separate symposium on 'Cycladica in Crete' was held in Athens in October 2015 (also now published: Stampolidis & Sotirakopoulou 2017). These two symposia aimed systemically to survey the evidence for Cycladic sculpture in arcaheological contexts from beyond the Cyclades. The publication of the present volume, in combination with the two volumes that have preceded it, brings to completion the work of publishing all the contextualised Cycladic material from the Aegean."--Preface
Notes Print version record
Subject Sculpture, Cycladic -- Greece -- Congresses
Sculpture, Cycladic -- Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey) -- Congresses
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Greece -- Cyclades -- Congresses
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey) -- Congresses
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Sculpture, Cycladic
Cyclades (Greece) -- Antiquities -- Congresses
Greece -- Antiquities -- Congresses
Greece -- Cyclades
Mediterranean Region -- Aegean Islands
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Martharē, Mariza, editor.
Renfrew, Colin, 1937- editor.
Boyd, Michael J., 1970- editor.
ISBN 9781789250633