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Photographs of the Cesnola Collection of Cyprus Antiquities, 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018F

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose photographs, mounted on card, measuring approximately 210 x 160 mm. The prints are uncaptioned although notations regarding the style of pieces have been added in pencil. Some attempt has been made to assign the pieces photographed to a particular style, but it should be emphasised that these attributions are those of a layman and make no claim to exactitude. Plates 33-43, mainly photographs of vases, have not been identified, although probably easily recognisable to a specialist.


  • Creation: 1900


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.


2 archive box(es) (43 images in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Generally in fair condition.

Related Materials

For photographs of other objects in the Collection, and further information about the Cesnola family, see Y3018C.


Several of the pieces are illustrated in: Myres, John Linton (1914), Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of antiquities from Cyprus, New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art. This volume gives a description of all the major objects in the Metropolitan Museum.

Several pieces are also illustrated by engravings in Cesnola's book: Cesnola, Luigi Palma di (1877), Cyprus: its ancient cities, tombs, and temples. A narrative of researches and excavations during ten years' residence..., London : John Murray.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..



Finding aid date

2003-04-03 17:30:23+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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