Cyprus The Holy Island: Icons through the Centuries


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This volume was published to accompany an exhibition of Cypriote icons of the 10th to 20th centuries held at the Hellenic Centre in London in November and December 2000. The exhibition was sponsored by the A. G. Leventis Foundation. The 67 catalogued icons were lent by the various bishoprics and monasteries of Cyprus. Introductory chapters are devoted to religious painting in Cyprus over two millennia (Sophocleous), the Church of Cyprus: a historical retrospective (Mitsides), hermitages and monasteries in Cyprus (Perdikis), the spiritual tradition of Cypriote saints (Fotiou), the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain (Mettis) and the Hellenic presence in Great Britain (Tillyrides). The catalogue (pp. 105-275) provides full information on the date, provenance and size of each icon, together with details of its conservation, style and subject matter. Each icon is illustrated in a full page colour plate, in some cases together with enlarged details. A glossary, chronological table and bibliography complete the volume.

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Weight 1.586 kg
Dimensions 22 × 28 cm


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