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Collection Highlights

The Cyprus collection is one of the three most significant in the UK (the others being in the British and Ashmolean Museums). Chronologically it reaches from the Neolithic to the Late Roman Period, underlining the continuing importance of the island in the Mediterranean throughout history.  It comprises pottery, figurines in clay and copper alloy, glass vessels, stone sculpture and inscriptions are all included in the Cypriot collection, ranging in date from the Early Bronze Age. 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.

Cypriot objects are displayed in the A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriot Antiquities, Gallery 22

 

Projects

Online Exhibitions

  • Ceramic Art, Craft and Tales from Medieval Cyprus

    This online exhibition presents a number of Cypriot pots and other objects from the collection of the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, along with 8 from the Fitzwilliam Museum's own collection.

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