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Stone Carved Reliefs in Cyprus

ISBN: 9789963691593

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Weight .500 kg
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2011

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74

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The stone carved reliefs, as they appear on 18th and 19th century buildings in Cyprus, belong as a rule to the category of secular folk art and are mainly a decorative element of the facade. In these reliefs the three main sources of inspiration of wider Greek folk art meet, namely the West, the East and the indigenous folkloric element. There is no doubt that the spirit …… ..
In Cyprus, sculptured decoration is not a characteristic element of the architecture nor does it have the extent of the works and the variety which it has on the Greek islands. It is confined to lintels, doorframes, fanlights (fengites), ..……
CONTENTS
Introduction
Craftsmen – material
The craftsmen of Kaimakli
Stone carved reliefs of churches
Urban stone carved reliefs
Rural stone carved reliefs
The Karpass
Mesaoria
Karavas and Lapithos
Mountain Area of Nicosia
Epilogue, Glossary, Map, Select Bibliography

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