Cyprus, 'Baldacchino' at Acheleia

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 03/0201.1395
Level Item
Description Glass lantern slide, standard 3.25 x 3.25 inch square.
Dimensions 8 x 8 cm
Place Aschelia Church
Dates 1888
Donor/Creator Gardner, Professor Ernest Arthur
Smith, Mr Ravenscroft Elsey
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cyprus: Aschelia. Baldachino. Devia Cypria".
Notes Dates of the image based on the BSA excavation at Paphos-Kouklia (Cyprus) 1887-1888 in which Elsey Smith participated . A baldachin, or baldaquin (from Italian: baldacchino), is a canopy of state; architecturally it takes the form of a stationary canopy held up by columns, and is more correctly called a ciborium when over a high altar.
Reference Hogarth, D.G. 1889. Devia Cypria. facing 45.
1897 JHS 17: Catalogue of Slides. lxiv.Fd 15. Link to article
1904 JHS 24: Catalogue of Slides. xci.SPHS 1395. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 23.SPHS 1395. Link to article