The Venetian Queen of Cyprus

May 04, 2020, 10:00 PM
Dr Craig Barker was an archaeology student when he first encountered the captivating painting of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, in his professor’s office. Venetian born Caterina’s rule began with tragedy in 1474, as she took the throne following the death of her husband King James II and infant son, and it ended with sorrow in 1489 as the last monarch of Cyprus was forced to surrender control of Cyprus to the Venetians. 
 
Artwork: Caterina Cornaro Queen of Cyprus (artist unknown, circa 1500) – see the painting and read more at sydney.edu.au/museum/news/podcasts
 
Host: Dr Craig Barker, Manager of Education and Public Programs, Chau Chak Wing Museum and Director, Paphos Theatre Archaeological Excavations (Cyprus). Follow @DrCraig_B on Twitter and Instagram

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