Saturday, September 16, 2023

Kition-Bamboula IX: Les cultes des Salines à Kition : étude des terres cuites d'époque classique

The corpus studied in this book is a collection of four hundred terracotta figurines found at the end of the 19th century on the shores of the Salt Lake at Larnaca, in south-eastern Cyprus. Based on the archives of the period, the author reconstructs a complete and detailed catalogue of the objects and explains their origins.

These representations, largely dominated by the figure of a woman enthroned wearing a high calathos headdress, shed light on all aspects of clay craftsmanship in the Cypro-Phoenician milieu. It explores local “savoir-faire” and its transmission as well as the internal organisation within the terracotta workshops. They also reveal the resourceful technical processes used by the Kitians.

The study looks in detail at the ways in which iconographic types were used and integrated into ritual contexts. It highlights the presence of Aphrodite and Artemis in peri-urban cults, as well as gods of Phoenician or Egyptian origin such as Astarte, Umm, Eshmoun-Melqart and Bes. By analysing the links between the marine environment and the character of the deities, the author underlines the cultural and ritual dimension of salt and the sea in the religious landscape of Cyprus, Phoenicia and the Levant. On the whole, the study reveals the historical importance of the development of cults in the kingdom of Kition in the 4th century BC.

  • Publisher : MOM Éditions
  • Series : Archéologie(s) | 9
  • Place of publication : Lyon
  • Year of publication : 2023
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 14 septembre 2023
  • EAN (Print version) : 9782356680815
  • Electronic EAN : 9782356681614
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.momeditions.17213
  • Number of pages : 652 p.
Annexe II : Vente Cesnola de 1870

Extrait du catalogue de la vente de la collection de Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Paris, les 25 et 26 mars 1870, Hôtel Drouot

Annexe III : Vente Cesnola de Londres 1871

Extrait du catalogue de la vente de la collection de Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Londres, le 1er mai 1871, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge

Annexe IV : Collection Julien Gréau

Extrait de l’inventaire de la collection

Annexe VII : Collection de Clercq

Extrait de l’inventaire

Annexe VIII : Antikensammlung de Berlin

Liste des objets provenant probablement des Salines de Kition conservés à Berlin et perdus depuis 1945

Annexe IX : Arborescence

Femmes trônant

Annexe X : Arborescence

Jeunes filles : groupes et figurines indépendantes

Annexe XI : Arborescence

Femmes coiffées d’un calathos



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