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The Painted Motifs Of Cypriot Ceramic Art: A Study Of Iconography & Identity, Paige Bockman
UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones
The aim of this master’s thesis is to explore the iconography of Chalcolithic (c. 3900-2300 cal. BC) Cyprus using ceramic motifs and identify their potential use in revealing differences between the cultural identity present at archaeological sites, as well as the possible causes of such variation. By exploring the existence and origins of subtle differences between the iconographic repertoires of related sites, the study seeks a better understanding of the movement of both ideas and symbols, and how the meaning of symbols developed within the context of a site.
Currently, Cypriot Chalcolithic sites are believed to be largely homogeneous ...