Kykkos Monastery

Creator:

Anonymous

Date:

ca. 1950

Description:

A depiction of Kykkos monastery as it was in the first half of the twentieth century. Perched in the Troodos mountains just under the homonymous peak, the monastery is one of the oldest (11th c.) and most venerated on the island. Built of stone, it exhibits traces of colonial influence in the typical green colour of the windows, a colour most widely used in colonial architecture in Cyprus. The inclusion of a donkey in the picture alludes not only to the animal’s use as the main means of transport but also to a primitive road system. The monk entering the...Read more

Dimensions:

36 x 55 cm

Signature(s):

Unsigned

Identifier:

PNT-00014

Classification:

Paintings

Object Type:

Watercolour

Rights Holder:

© Costas and Rita Severis Foundation

Rights Statement:

The Costas and Rita Severis Foundation holds or manages the copyright(s) of this item and its digital reproduction. If you need information about using this item, please send an email to research@severis.org

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