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Cyprus Antiquities, 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018C

Scope and Contents

An album containing mounted permanent prints of various sizes, all uncaptioned, by an unknown photographer. The album also contains 40 pages of letterpress pasted on the left-hand pages which contain short articles on various aspects of Cypriot archaeology and letters solicited by Cesnola praising the exhibition of the artefacts. The front free endpaper has a hand-written inscription in Italian from Alexander Di Cesnola to Edwardo De Martino, dated April 29 1881. The title-page in full reads: 'Lawrence-Cesnola Collection / CYPRUS ANTIQUITIES / excavated by / Major Alexander Palma Di Cesnola, / Member of the Biblical Archaeological Society, and c, and c, / 1876 / to 1879. / Printed and Bound by W. Holmes and Son, 195, Oxford Street, W. / 1881'.


  • Creation: 1881


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From the Fonds:

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Biographical / Historical

Major Alessandro (or Alexander) Palma di Cesnola was born in Italy in 1837. He was the brother of Luigi Palma di Cesnola, the first director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


1 album(s) (60 images in 1 album)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Middle East, fiche numbers 7-9.




Cesnola, Alessandro Palma, di, 1837-1914

Finding aid date

2003-04-03 17:27:33+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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