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Part of Greek and Roman Art
Date: ca. 400–323 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.573
Date: ca. 400–310 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.1459
Date: late 5th century B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.5679
Date: ca. 475–460 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.2451
Date: early 5th century B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.2457
Date: 5th century B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.2493
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Although Cyprus was under Persian rule from about 525 B.C. until it was liberated by Alexander the Great in 333 B.C., the Cypriot sculpture on view in the A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery demonstrates Greek influence, though in a form modified by the variety of peoples that occupied the island.
For this period especially, sculpture represents the great strength of the Museum's holdings. The sarcophagus from Golgoi is the most important work. The lively scenes decorating it would have been enhanced with added color, traces of which remain on many of the other pieces in the Cypriot galleries.
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