The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas : CD-ROM (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
Vassos KarageorghisISBN: 0300102844; 9780300102840;
Book DescriptionThe Cesnola Collection of antiquities was assembled on Cyprus in the 1860s and 1870s by Luigi Palma de Cesnola, who sold it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1872 and subsequently served as the institution's first director. Numbering about 6000 objects today, the Collection documents the artistic traditions and creativity of the island from prehistoric through Roman times. This CD-ROM, the first of a projected ?#-part CD-ROM on the Cesnola Collection, focuses on its terracottas: 424 pieces that date from about 2000 B.C. to the 2nd century A.D. Each object is accompanied by a catalogue entry with description, bibliography, and illustration. There are also fifteen commentaries and a glossary, chronology, and maps. Lightweight, inexpensive, and user-friendly, this CD-ROM is a useful tool for students and archaeologists.