• Late Bronze Age Polychrome Faience in the 'International Style'

    Author(s):
    Andrea Sinclair (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology, Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Faience, Art, Cypriot, Color, Silica, Vitreous, Cyprus--Kition (Extinct city)
    Item Type:
    Dissertation
    Institution:
    University of Melbourne
    Tag(s):
    Late Bronze Age interconnections, International Style
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ah7k-1m03
    Abstract:
    The Late Bronze Age was a period of heightened international diplomacy throughout the eastern Mediterranean littoral and the Near East. A direct result of this supra-regional interconnectivity is argued to have been the formation of an independent hybrid visual style, the ‘International Style’, an iconographic idiom which occurs sparingly on artefacts from elite funerary and temple assemblages. This fusion of motifs, themes and forms occurs on regionally diverse and technologically sophisticated artefacts constructed from a variety of prestige materials and complex technologies that are known to have been exchanged between palaces at this time. Faience replete in this iconography is rarer still, incompletely documented and often fragmentary. In this dissertation I examine polychrome faience from various loci flanking the eastern Mediterranean, in particular three small vessels from the site of Kition in Cyprus. Master of Arts dissertation with the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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    Last Updated:
    9 months ago
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