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Gallery 22: Cyprus

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th December to 27th December 2021 and 31st December 2021 to 1st January 2022 inclusive closed Gallery closures and collection updates

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The collection of antiquities from the island of Cyprus ranges from the Neolithic to the Late Roman Period, underlining the continuing importance of the island in the Mediterranean throughout history. The displays include pottery with many pieces showing the distinctive geometric designs and also figurines in clay and copper alloy, glass vessels, stone sculpture and inscriptions.

Today research and documentation is still on-going with the aim of bringing to light - through the objects - the fundamental role the island has played in trade across the Mediterranean region, as well as the way its insularity has shaped a unique cultural identity, in which indigenous cultural forms were preserved and transmitted whilst new ideas and external influences were simultaneously assimilated.

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Selected objects in gallery Gallery 22: Cyprus

An image of Stele

Stele

GR.6.1890

An image of Statue

Statue

GR.1.1891

An image of Statue

Statue

GR.2.1891

3D scans of objects in gallery

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