Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus
Please note that as with all exhibitions on the first floor of the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and in the absence of lift, this exhibition is regrettably not wheelchair accessible. See further accessibility details.
This exhibition focuses on Cypriot artefacts in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland, many of which have never been exhibited before. Most of the pieces are ceramic and probably come from tombs uncovered in the 19th Century. The artefacts range in date from the Bronze Age, approximately 2500 BC, to the late Roman period, about 300 AD, and are arranged chronologically. The exhibition also includes five clay figurines on loan from the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia.
The variety of styles and decoration visible in the artefacts from each period illustrate the unique blend of cultural influences that characterises the archaeology of Cyprus.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about a historic collection of beautiful ceramics and glass from Cyprus.