Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2019

28 March 2020

Beyond Cyclades. Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context from Mainland Greece, the North and East Aegean

Edited by Marisa Marthari, Colin Renfrew & Michael J. Boyd

Beyond Cyclades. Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context from Mainland Greece, the North and East Aegean

City: Oxford

Year: 2019

Publisher: Oxbow books

Description: Hardback, 301 p., 8 b/w tables, numerous b/w figures, 22.3 x 29 cm


This second volume on Early Cycladic (and Cycladicising) sculptures found in the Aegean, examines finds from mainland Greece, along with the rarer items from the north and east Aegean, with the exception of those discovered in the Cyclades (covered in the preceding volume), and of those found in Crete. The significance of these finds is that these are the principal testimonies of the influence of the Early Bronze Age Cycladic cultures in the wider Aegean. This influence is shown both by the export of sculptures produced in the Cyclades (and made of Cycladic marble), and of their imitations, produced elsewhere in the Aegean, usually of local marble. They hold the key, therefore, to the cultural interactions developing at this time, the so-called ‘international spirit’ manifest particularly during the Aegean Early Bronze II period. This was the time when the foundations of early Aegean civilization were being laid, and the material documented is thus of considerable significance. The volume is divided into sections wherein contributions examine finds and their archaeological, social, and economic contexts from specific regions. It concludes with an overview of the significance and role of these objects in Early Bronze Age societies of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean region. This will be the first time that this material has been systematically gathered together. Highly illustrated, it follows and builds on the successful preceding volume, Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context (Oxbow 2016).


List of contributors [xi-xii]
Abbreviations [xiii]
List of figures [xv-xviii]
List of tables [xix]
Preface [xxi]

1. Introduction [1-3]
Colin Renfrew

2. Past in the past: examples of Neolithic figurines from mainland Greece and Early Cycladic anthropomorphic imagery [6-20]
Fanis Mavridis

3. An Early Cycladic figurine from the Acropolis of Athens with an Appendix: optical examination of a Cycladic-type marble figurine from the Acropolis and vessels from Makronisos in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens by Dimitris Tambakopoulos & Yannis Maniatis [22-34]
Lena Papazoglou-Manioudaki

4. Aghios Kosmas revisited: the Cycladic figurines from the Early Helladic site at Aghios Kosmas in Attica [35-43]
Katerina Kostanti & Alexandra Christopoulou

5. Two Cycladic figurines from subterranean Chamber III, in the Early Helladic settlement at Koropi, eastern Attica [44-50]
Olga Kakavogianni

6. Cycladic figurines from Tsepi, Marathon [51-55]
Maria Pantelidou Gofa

7. Fragment of an Early Cycladic folded-arm figurine from the acropolis of Brauron [56-61]
Konstantinos Kalogeropoulos

8. An Early Helladic figurine from Loutsa, Attica [62-66]
Maria Stathi

9. A schematic figurine from the area of Kephissos in Aegaleo, Αthens [67-75]
Eleni Asimakou

10. A figurine from a tomb at Mandra in western Attica [76-78]
Kalliopi Papangeli

11. A fragmentary Cycladic figurine from Nea Kephisia, Attica [79-93]
Theodora Georgousopoulou

12. Cycladic-type figurines from the Early Helladic cemetery of Asteria at Glyfada, Attica, with an Appendix: the bioarchaeological context of the Asteria figurines by Eleanna Prevedorou [94-105]
Konstantina Kaza-Papageorgiou

13. Early Cycladic sculpture from Delpriza in the southern Argolid [108-118]
Angeliki Kossyva

14. Cycladic figurine from the sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas in Epidauria [119-125]
Vassilis Lambrinoudakis

15. A Cycladic figurine from Upper Epidaurus [126-131]
Christos Piteros

16. An Early Cycladic figurine from a Late Protogeometric burial context in Argos [132-139]
Evangelia Pappi

17. Early Bronze Age schematic figurines from Thermi on Lesbos [142-151]
Olga Philaniotou

18. A comment on a Cycladic figurine in the Archaeological Museum of Thebes [152-154]
Eleni Andrikou

19. Cycladic figurines from Euboea [155-162]
Efi Sapouna-Sakellaraki

20. Manika revisited: a recontextualization of Euboean Cycladica in the light of new research [163-167]
Adamantios Sampson & Athena Hadji

21. Cycladic marble figurines from the Early Bronze Age cemetery at Nea Styra, Euboea [168-182]
Maria Kosma

22. Cycladica from the settlement at Palamari on Skyros [183-189]
Liana Parlama

23. Conspicuous consumption in the settlement context of Early Bronze Age Proskynas in East Lokris, central Greece [190-200]
Eleni Zahou

24. Early Cycladic figurines from Vathy, Astypalaia [202-226]
Andreas Vlachopoulos & Anastasia Angelopoulou

25. Early Cycladic II and Early Bronze II finds from the Dodecanese: the case of the island of Kos [227-231]
Toula Marketou

26. Αn Early Cycladic anthropomorphic figurine from the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes [232-236]
Athena Hadji

27. Local and imported in action: western Anatolian and Cycladic figurines at Early Bronze Age Miletus [237-249]
Ourania Kouka

28. 3rd-millennium BC anthropomorphic figurines of western Anatolia, a comparative view. Towards a better understanding of the origins and meanings of Cycladic figurines [250-264]
Rıza Tuncel & Vasıf Şahoğlu

29. Sculptures from the Papaoikonomou property on Ano Kouphonisi [266-278]
Irini Legaki, Colin Renfrew, Michael Boyd & Eugenia Orfanidou

30. Early Cycladic sculpture beyond the Cyclades: the Aegean context [280-295]
Colin Renfrew, Michael Boyd & Marisa Marthari

Index [297-301]


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