CLARA Review: Kourou, N & G. Bourogiannis. Ρυθμοί της Κυπριακής Κεραμικής: Σύντομη Επισκόπηση με βάση τη Συλλογή του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών

Styles of Cypriot Pottery: A Brief Survey on the Basis of the Collection in the Archaeological Museum, Department of History and Archaeology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Nicosia: The University of Cyprus Press, 173pp


  • Nassos Papalexandrou The University of Texas at Austin



The material and visual culture of Cyprus in Greece is represented by two important public collections in Athens, the Thanos Zintilis Collection at the Museum of Cycladic Art, and the collection of Cypriot Antiquities at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Both are quantitatively and qualitatively hefty and are wonderfully exhibited in displays that seek to convey to laymen and expertsalike the complexity, interconnections and cultural vigour of Cyprus over several millennia.The handy compendium by Nota Kourou and Giorgos Bourogiannis publishes an equally important, but not as easily accessible to a wider public, collection of Cypriote ceramics at the Archaeological Museum of the University of Athens. This is a didactic collection for students of history, art and archaeology in this institution whose curriculum has regularly included subjects on the art and archaeology of Cyprus since the 1980s.