The Hellenistic and Roman periods on Cyprus (310 BC- AD 330) were times of transformation. Drastic changes in politics, such as the movement of the island capitol to Paphos, had pervasive and deep consequences throughout the island. These changes can be traced through the artistic record, specifically through votive statues, as these can be seen as a reflection of social and political conditions in the region. As one of the premiere forms of expression and identity, art can be used to gauge the level of foreign influence a culture has been exposed to. As values and social structures change, so does their visual representation. By tracking these changes, one can determine different styles and discern vital information about past foreign interaction. By analyzing limestone sculptures found in religious sanctuaries at Athienou-Malloura and surrounding sites such as Golgoi, Arsos, Idalion, and Voni , this study seeks to determine the level of foreign influence in the region and whether or not it had an impact on the religious and/ or ritualistic practices of the sanctuaries.
Kardulias, P. Nicholas
Hand, Bianca, "Reflections of Foreign Influence and Social Class in Cypriot Art During the Hellenistic and Roman Periods" (2015). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6626.
Arts and Humanities
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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