Friday, October 4, 2019

Pamela Gaber on “Limestone Sculpture of Cyprus: Portraits of a Culture”

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11am in the Pillsbury Auditorium at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Free but tickets are required. Register online or call 612.870.6323

The island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean has yielded hundreds of votive sculptures from the first millennium BCE. A study of these sculptures reveals information about religious worship in the Ancient Near East. Also, a detailed examination of these collections can tell us about trade relations and travel, not only between sites on Cyprus, but between Cyprus and the Levant. Such an examination reveals chronological sequences and even hints about the nature of worship in ancient Near East, including Israel. Subsequent studies have even aided scholars to discern the hands of individual sculptors.
Dr. Pamela Gaber, Professor of Archaeology and Religion at Lycoming College, is a world-renowned expert in sculpture typology and pottery chronology (the tracking of the development of pottery types) and director of archaeological field school in Cyprus. Gaber is the author of Idalion III: Excavations on the Terrace of the East Acropolis and a children’s book, Daily Life in Bible Times: What Archaeology Tells Us.

Co-presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Archaeological Institute of America members may join the speaker after the talk for a no-host lunch at Christo's Greek Restaurant

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