Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2012

18 February 2015

The ‘Ochsenkrater-Grab’, from Nicosia Ayia Paraskevi

Robert S. Merrillees

The ‘Ochsenkrater-Grab’, from Nicosia Ayia Paraskevi

City: Uppsala

Year: 2012

Publisher: Åströms Förlag

Series: Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology and Literature Pocket Book 177

Description: Hardback, 54 p., 63 b/w and colour figures in text, 26x18 cm


The ‘Ochsenkrater-Grab’ from Nicosia Ayia Paraskevi in Cyprus has long been known but never fully documented. Named after the Mycenaean IIIB crater decorated with bulls included amongst its contents, the presumed tomb group was acquired by Max Ohnefalsch-Richter in the 1880s and subsequently sold to the Königliche, now Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany, where part of what is left of it remains. For the first time all the objects, which originally numbered more than 150, have been catalogued, drawing on personal examination as well as published and archival information. As the cemetery from which the antiquities came has now been completely built over, this study adds significantly to our knowledge of Middle and Late Bronze Age habitation in the modern capital of Cyprus.


Contents [iii]

List of Figures [v]

Acknowledgments [ix]

The ‘Ochsenkrater-Grab’ [1]

Catalogue [7]

Chronology [45]

Bibliography [47]


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