Item description for Aegean Waves: Artworks of the Early Cycladic Culture in the Museum of Cycladic Art by Peggy Sotirakopoulou...
Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Cycladic culture is best known for its flat female idols carved out of the islands' pure white marble. This beautiful illustrated book explores these periods in Cycladic culture and how the natural environment of the islands shaped its art. It also addresses the settlements of these periods and the artifacts produced by their potters, marble-carvers, and metalworkers. Maps are interspersed throughout the text, along with a chronological table, plans of known settlements, cemeteries, and individual tombs, as well as photographs of archaeological digs and landscapes by well-known photographers. Items from the Museum's Collection are also presented, followed by commentary and comprehensive text that venture at the items' probable significance and functions.
Nicholas Stampolidis is Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art. Peggy Sotirakopoulou is a prehistorian and Curator at the Museum.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.26" Width: 9.76" Height: 0.94" Weight: 3.48 lbs.
Release Date Feb 26, 2008
ISBN 8861303463 ISBN13 9788861303461