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Title: Late Cypriot goldwork.
Author: Goring, Elizabeth Sarah.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3506 7748
Awarding Body: Royal Holloway, University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1983
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A large quanti ty of gold'vork was produced in Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age. This thesis is the result of a detailed investiGation of this material. The thesis consists of two parts. Part One comprises general backeround information essential to the study. This begins with a brief summary of the nineteenth century excavations in Cyprus which brought to light so much of the finest &old'fork. This is followed by an outline of the limited contextual evidence from tombs, settlements, sanctuaries and hoards. The rest of Part One considers the possible sources of the gold itself and the techniques which \ .... ere used by the Late Bronze Ace t,'oldsmiths. Part Two comprises a detailed analysis of the eold"ork. This is based for the most part on objects which were physically exal:dned, '\{ith the aid of a microscope. These represent a large proportion of the available material, but the analysis also takes account of as many as possible of the other known and published items. Each class of object is subdivided for convenience according to type or decoration, and relevant technical points are discussed. ".ihere possible, comparisons are made with material :from other areas such as the Aege~ or the Kear Last. The chronology is indicated where it is known. The final conclusions offer a summary of the relationship between Cyprus and other areas with reference to the goldwork. The extent of the ~1ycenaean contribution is discussed, and the material is placed "Ii thin its historical framework. Volume Two comprises the descriptive catalogue of the objects which were examined.It also contains the Plates and Figures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Cyprus; Gold jewellery; Late Bronze Age