• Red polished black-topped incised tulip bowl, Cyprus, Karmi Palealona, Tomb 4, Chamber A, No. 1, Bronze Age, Early Cypriot I–II, c. 2300–2200 BCE. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Cypriot Collection. Melbourne Cyprus Expedition Collection.


    Photo: Viki Petherbridge

  • Ceramic art of ancient Cyprus

    21 Apr 2012 to 7 Oct 2012
    Curator: Andrew Jamieson

    The University of Melbourne has one of the most important collections of Cypriot antiquities in Australia. The collection is representative of the human history of this strategically important island, and includes a wide range of Bronze and Iron Age artefacts that were brought to Australia by the late Professor JR Stewart from the 1930s until the early 1960s.

    Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is renowned as the island of Aphrodite. The exhibition will feature significant ceramic assemblages recovered from Bronze Age tombs at Vounous from 1937 to 1938, and the Bronze Age cemeteries at Karmi in 1961.


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This Wednesday join our resident philosopher Dr Arthur O’Neill as he leads a dynamic group discussion through the BSAP4 exhibition deliberating and debating the world of sport and art. The discussion will give participants the opportunity to deepen their reflections on the worlds of sport and art.

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

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