University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Watson Kintner (1890-1979) was a Chemical Engineer with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), where he was an early pioneer in the standardization of the vacuum tube. Over a period of 36 years he traveled to more than 30 individual countries, beginning in 1933. This subset of his travel films is from Cyprus.


Number of Videos: 14

Cyprus 1969 Reel 62 of 65

Reel 62 of 65 Unedited travelogue Lapithos

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Cat. Reel 405 1969: Reel 62: Cyprus. June 27. Lapithos. Beginning a flat bowl by hand on a wheel. Forming a ledge on lip of bowl. Scalloping ledge, using finger. Adding decorative clay to side of pot, an effect like that of stucco. Stenciling-in and painting design on fired pot: carbon dust, hand-held brushes.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 60 of 65

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Reel 60 of 65 Unedited travelogue Famagusta Kykko Monastery The Mirhab of the Mosque (former gothic cathedral). The stone "Sea Gate" of the city wall: faces sea. Othello Castle: round towers, moat. Mosque (distant). Stone church (365 churches in Famagusta). Churches, mosque in distance (pan ). Church: construction revealed in partially demolished cross-section: high arched stone windows, high domes. Dome interior: cross section (100 mm). In treasure room at Monastery of Kykko (*see K's notes - permission to film is rare): Modern gold communion vessel for consecrated bread. Golden communion vessel with jewels: Russian. Enameled communion vessel, cross on cover. Enameled holy wine stand, Enameled Russian wine cup with pictures and jewels. Gold-embossed velvet crown made in Russia, worn by Makarios. Book of the Gospels: gold and silver with enameled pictures front and back (cu). Book of the Gospel (from northern Greece, 1766): front and back, red velvet and silver (cu). Bible from Russia, in Greek and Russian lettering (1844): two enamel pictures with blue background (cu). Bible (above): reverse side, figures in gold (cu). Small Gospel Volume (Venice, 1856): silver cover (1906). Two embroidered cuffs for a monk (cu). Pearl beaded belt (cu). Icon of Virgin Mary, with thong hinges. Carved reliquary box of gold and silver, containing bones of saints. Cross center-piece of reliquary box.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 59 of 65

Reel 59 of 65 Unedited travelogue Kornos Kiti Famagusta

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Cat. Reel 402. 1969: Reel 59: Cyprus. June 23-24. Kornos. Kiti. Famagusta. Smoothing, decorating a multi-vase vessel by hand. Removing the "belly band" from vessel. Making pot with side vases as in Reel 401. Fine Byzantine mosaic in Church of Panayia Angeloktistos (17th Century A.D.) Virgin and Child with angels. Book: front and back, figures in gold and silver. Unpainted metal icon: Virgin Mary (mcu, cu). Silver icon: open space for painting of face. Large silver "mask" icon, face painted. Gold or gilt incense vessel, raised design. Silver incense vessel with chain and bells: interior. Large silver plate depicting saints. Icon on sidewall. Icon with silver hand, halo. Altar on balcony, with icons (at Kiti) (100 mm). Mosque: formerly a gothic church (at Turkish city of Famagusta(pan shot), Mosque: front, note stonework (mcu). Mosque interior: lightly stained-glass windows. Stone lattice work.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 58 of 65

Reel 58 of 65 Unedited travelogue Mesoyi village Phiti Kornos Finished baskets (Mesoyi village). Black twigs soaked in water. Mr. Kintner's guide. Bamboo used in basket making. Woman weaving basket by hand: note use of foot. Man on donkey leading two donkeys. Row of stone ovens, probably for community use. Donkeys loaded with straw. Weaving loom (in Phiti): horizontal, hand operated, weavers use no shuttle, "woof" is colored yarn woven into warp. Woof woven into warp, warp lifted by hand (cu). Pedals. Colored yarn on loom beam. Finished cloth: several samples. Weaving: starting a piece, good view of fingers lifting warp threads. Foot treadles. Five samples of finished cloth, reverse side of one. Sod or dirt roof, retained by border of stones. Weaving by hand in a home (cu), Finished cloth. Decorating multi-vessel clay pot by hand (at Kornos): see reel 393. Poking hole with finger for small vessel inside of main vessel. Preparing side of small vase for attachment to main vessel. Main vessel with small vase attached. Punching holes in main vessel for small vessels. Preparing small vases as above. Attaching small vase to main vessel. Preparing small vase as above.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 57 of 65

Reel 57 of 65 Unedited travelogue Paphos Phiti Scenes from mosaics: Several ladies (overexposed). Tiger with kill. Lady holding leafy stalk. Heads of several ladies. A boy, (?). Man's head and cape: side view. Bearded man. Heads of ladies. A hand. Man's decorated head. Animal with whiskers and a ball. Lady with pink cheeks, eyebrows. Dog: note shadows of legs. Man with spear. Woman in large chair. Winged man with bow. Large, complex mosaic (*see K's notes) (pan shot). Depiction of the kidnapping of Ganymede by the Eagle of Zeus. Ganymede and Zeus. Tiger with whiskers, bushy tail. A boar. An animal. Man with spear. Spotted, whiskered animal. Open-mouthed dog. Ram with curved horns: good shape. Ram. Man with spear. Dog biting donkey's leg. Man with spear. Man carrying animals on back. Woman with cymbals. Caped man with two leashed animals. Two men, one holding large vase by handles. Man with club and shield. Caped man holding a dish. Caped lady with stick and box. Tree branches, grapes. Corner of a mosaic: last mosaic scene. Catapult balls, old church yard, a stone mill (at Paphos). Old stone spout, now attached to a wall. Three icons (Fourteenth to Fifteenth Century) (Paphos area). Row of stone ovens with covers (en-route to Phiti). Stone mill with center post and shaft. Vertical metal olive press. Making large reed basket by hand (Mesoyi village). Basket: base and sidewalls (mcu). Basket weaving: note use of horizontal strips (cu).

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 56 of 65

Reel 56 of 65 Unedited travelogue Lagoudhera Paphos

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Cat. Reel 399. 1969: Reel 56: Cyprus. June 21-22. Lagoudera. Paphos. Icons: eight scenes from life of Christ, in Archangelos Church (Lagoudera, 1514). Archangelos Church: shingle roof, exterior views. Kebab cooking, rotated by a small water wheel. Three-legged wooden chopping block. Outdoor stone ovens. Making Soujoukko (stick candy): Kettle for dipping a string of almonds. Candy drying (pan shot). Forked sticks to hand drying candy. Altar of Timos Stauros, modern church (in Pedhoulas): note many icons. Pictures between dome arches (good color). Pictures in dome behind altar. Pictures on dome interior (pan shot). Five icons, some with gold. Gilt carving. Archangelos Michail Church (Byzantine, l400 A.D.):note double roof construction. Frescoes inside church. Underground tomb, one of the Tombs of the Kings (Paphos area): tombs are cut into rock below ground level, surrounded by burial chambers, have open peristyle court: note pillars, steps. Tombs dug in floor at room level. Pillars: from tomb to ground level (vertical pan shot) Three tombs in a wall. Tomb: view from ground level. Tomb cut from a block of rock. Tomb area (pan shot). Tombs carved from solid rock. At catacomb of rock-hewn, underground Ayia Solomoni Church(ca.l67 BC) Tree in sidewall at excavation. Arched tombs below ground level. Tree growing from wall. Fine mosaics (probably 3rd Century B.C., Alexandrian style. Mosaic of roan with cape and bow. Woman with shawl above head. Woman in wicker chair, arm outstretched. Angel with wings, pot in foreground. Man with cape and trident. Two men, probably boxers. A man, rope, cart, 2 oxen. End of mosaic series.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 55 of 65

Reel 55 of 65 Unedited travelogue Phini Asbestos mines Lagoudhera Panayia Podithou Archangelos

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Reel 55 of 65 Unedited travelogue Phini Asbestos mines Lagoudhera Panayia Podithou Archangelos

Producer Watson Kintner Audio/Visual silent, color Segments Notes received from Mr. Yiannis Neophytou, June 2009 by email: Only part of this video referred to Phini Village. The person preparing the large Jar (know as pitharia), is Mr. Yiannakis Pilavakis. His brother Mr. Theophanis Pilavakis [who]founded the Pilavakion Museum dedicated to the family's and village traditional pottery arts. The last Jar produced by Mr. Yiannakis Pilavakis dated in 1972, is currently exhibited among other Jars at the Pilavakion Museum located at Phini Village. Shotlist F16-0398 1969: Reel 55: Cyprus. June 20-21. Phini. Asbestos mines. Lagoudera Panagia. Podithou. Archangelos. Adding clay coil to previous days work on pot that requires 49 days: note technique (under exposed), Working on top part of pot. Smoothing new coil using cloth and hand tool. Adding clay coil to other pots. Making large pot: first step: shaping clay with heel of hand, adding layer of leaves to base to retain moisture, finishing base Asbestos mine of Amiandos Mining Co.: note radar dome atop Mt. Olympus, (many distant pan shots). Asbestos area. Terrace farming, (pan shots). Fresco in Byzantine church at Lagoudera (1193 A.D). Fresco in covered church of Panayia Podithou (1502): panel of 2 saints. Frescoes (with white soot): 6 examples (some underexposed). Stone church or Monastery of Archangelos: exterior view, note wooden double roof. Five Icons: golden Altar: carved and gilt, with Paintings. Frescoes: life of Christ Roof: exterior view, with Mr. Kintner's guide.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 54 of 65

Reel 54 of 65 Unedited travelogue Phini

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Reel 54 of 65 Unedited travelogue Phini

Segments Additional notes from Mr.Yiannis Neophytou received in June 2009 by email: The couple seen at the beginning of the video are Mrs Eleni Papalouca Postatzis, with her husband Mr. Michalis Postatzis. Mr. Michalis Postatzis is the same old person who used to prepare several rope and chains accessories for donkeys and horses. The second part of the video is with Mrs Sophronia Theodorou. The Ceramics used to prepare [are still made] until today - are for decoration purposes well know for the village tradition all over Cyprus. The names of the two kids at the end of the video are - Despoula Anastasiou - The little girl from next door and the boy is Mrs Sophonias son, Antonis Theodorou. Shotlist Cat. Reel 397 1969: Reel 54: Cyprus. June 20. Phini. (Phini, a pottery village known for ornate red clay pieces and very large clay vessels). Pounding raw clay using a club. Platform on potter's wheel. Forming a pot by hand on wheel, Forming inner layer from clay coil. Note "belly band" supports. Toeing-in neck, finishing mouth. Forming the spout (delicately). Attaching handle, concave where it joins lip. Making a large pot (takes several days: the largest, 6 feet high, takes [several] days. (underexposed). Making pot: smoothing belly, attaching "belly band." Smoothing bottom of pot, using hand tool. Working on bridle: note chain bit; bridle is of woven rope. Making very decorative pottery: floral decorations, some figures: note how finger forms long neck. Forming and attaching handle. Adding ledge or ring of clay. Cutting large hole and ringing it with clay discs. Decorating the discs, using a stick. Further decorating: adding raised-clay design. Punching holes in pot. Intricate piece before firing: a forest of spires surmounted by birds, (overexposed). Finished pieces, resembling elaborate crowns, (mcu, cu). Intricate pot. Children.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 53 of 65

Reel 53 of 65 Unedited travelogue Curium Episkopi

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Reel 53 of 65 Unedited travelogue Curium Episkopi Shotlist Cat. Reel53 1969: Reel S3: Cyprus. June 19-20, Kourian. Episkopi. Mosaic: Ktisis, expressive face (mcu). Mosaic: a duck. Heating area for hot room above: flat, red bricks are symbol of a fireplace. Circular, lined pool. Restored theater (50-175 A.D.)(pan shot). Tile pipe, recessed for flange: in basilica. Hexagonal stone foundation of temple. Roman road. Mosaic: Roman gladiator. Mosaic: a woman (looks like a man). Mosaic: gladiator with a helmet. Mosaic: 2 gladiators with swords and shields. Achilles temple ruins (pan shot). Stadium: only one found in Cyprus (pan shot). Stadium sidewalls: good masonry (pan shot). Seat with recesses for feet. Outside wall (pan shot). Thick stone floor of room, in cross section. Road to Apollo temple. Sections of a stone channel. Stone container or manger. Bath floor, heating area below. Large stone water jug used by athletes Alcove with lintel. Square pillar Holes for metal bars in stone window frame, possibly in the treasury. Weaving on horizontal hand operated loom (in home of Maria Geoghiou): note that foot treadle isn't fixed to floor, note wooden pulleys, drilled stone weights. String to hold treadle in position. Chicken bones used to connect strings (cu). Mrs. Geoghiou (cu). End of the warp, connected by a wooden peg. Wooden spindle wheel, hand turned (Home of Karia Costa). Horizontal wooden frame loom. Drilled stone loom weight. Loom. Foot treadle peddles (cu). Chicken-bone connectors. Udder holder to relieve strain on goats: a common implement. Two outdoor stone and brick ovens. Incense burner. Oven. Wheel used to turn spindle. Spindle end: winding the thread. Pail used as a spindle holder. Spindle with a stone base.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 52 of 65

Reel 52 of 65 Unedited travelogue Lefkara Kolossi Castle Curium

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Cat. Reel 395 1969: Reel 52: Cyprus. June 18-19. Lefkara, Kolossi Castle. Kourion. Making lace by hand, using pink pillow to hold the lace (cu). Lace making: note that there is little conversation among workers, Samples of lace at a co-op store. Kolossi Castle, en-route to Kourion (pan shot). Castle: exterior walls (cu, pan shot). Sugar mill or storage building: arched openings. Sugar mill (distant shot). Aqueduct arch: coat of arms at apex. Castle: high rooms with alcoves. Coat of arms. Cistern opening. Six projecting machicolations for pouring molten lead, hot oil, etc., on attackers. Entrance, drawbridge. Wooden locking device. Curved wooden track for opening gate. Cellar room: stone tables built into wall. Spiral stone stairway: very dark interior. Stone fireplace with brickwork above. Machicolations: view through pouring holes. Arrow ports at level of present top floor (mcu, cu). Sugar mill: view from upper floor. Projecting openings above drawbridge. Broken mosaics (at Curium): geometric pattern. Broken tile pipeline: note flange at end. Mosaics: geometric design. Large mosaic, possibly the best in Kourian (pan shot). Large mosaic : birds (Dan shot). Mosaic of a fish. Mosaic of 3 birds. Mosaic of a duck. Mosaic fragments: 6 shots, good work. Tile pipeline. Mosaic of someone holding object that may represent a standard measure (it is actually very near the length of a late Roman foot).

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 51 of 65

Reel 51 of 65 Unedited travelogue Kornos

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Reel 51 of 65 Unedited travelogue Kornos Cat. Reel 391 1969: Reel 51: Cyprus. June 18. Kornos. Pressing a platform onto clay knobs on potter's wheel. Working clay on wheel: flattening top, making cavity using fists. Rapid shaping of the large open pot. Adding clay coil to top. Working walls of pot. Attaching supporting "bellyband" to pot. Forming neck toeing-in, forming mouth of pot. Adding clay coil to mouth. Smoothing walls and lit). Forming a small pouring lip. Kiln: used at Kornos. Kiln: opening for loading. Kiln: inside view. Kiln: opening for the fire. Kiln: entrance. Chimney with temperature control lid. Forming small vase using finger, stick, a smoothing cloth and Potter’s wheel. Decorating using a small stick. Shaping small clay cylinder, using forefinger and thumb alternately to form walls. Finishing vase: necking-in, making lip, using cloth and stick. Adding "flutes" to lip of pot. Decorating bowl of vase by gouging a pattern. Finishing outside of another pot, using two sticks: note "belly band" on pot. Decorating the lips: fluting using finger- tips. Adding design using roller-seal, also gouging and using a stick. Finishing design using stick. Finished multi-vase pot.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 50 of 65

Reel 50 of 65 Unedited travelogue Soli Kykko Monastery Perachorio

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Reel 50 of 65 Unedited travelogue Soli Kykko Monastery Perachorio Cat. Reel 393 1969: Reel 50: Cyprus. June 17-18.Soli. Kykko Monastery. Perachorio. Modern solar water heating system on housetop. Clay cooking oven for meat. Soli Theatre (2nd or 3rd century A.D.): seats. Stage front: alcoves, statue niches. Water pipes with flange. Mortar. Mosaic floor. Mosaic or tile floors. Chandelier at Kykko Monastery: note icons on chandelier. Church of Holy Apostles at Pera Chorio (12th Century): has a drumless dome supported by 4 piers attached to sidewalls. Frescoes in alcove and dome (many pan shots). Two icons. Headstones in church yard. Stone church with tile roof: note heavy arches over small windows. Stone oven in church yard. Iron water wheel (en-route from Nicosia to Kornos). Operation of water wheel (hand pushed). Potter's wheel as used at Kornos (a pottery village) and throughout Cyprus. Shaping and pounding clay. Working clay on hand-rotated wheel. Forming bowl of pot, side walls, rim. Cloth used to shape rim, wheel rotated by foot. Removing platform and pot from a stand (on potter*s wheel) that is made of 3 lumps of clay. Putting 3 clay lumps on wheel and attaching platform to the lumps. Shaping clay by hand, then on platform. Hollowing top part of bowl. Adding an inside layer of clay. Smoothing and shaping outside wall, using hand tool and kick wheel: note stylish garter. Forming neck of bowl, attaching a band to support the shaped clay. Toeing-in the neck. Shaping mouth and lip, rotating wheel by foot.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 49 of 65

Reel 49 of 65 Unedited travelogue Salamis Peristerona ("Deaf school") Vouni Castle

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Cat. Reel 392 1969: Reel 9: Cyprus. June 15-17. Salamis. Peristerona(Deaf school).Vouni Palace. Heat ducts of a bath (furnace below floor), (mcu, cu). Fragment of painting of a woman on dome. Mosaic in arch or ceiling. Mosaic on inside surface af a dome, (men, cu, 100 mm). Two white marble statues. Black statue. White marble statues. Mosaic in small dome. Mosaic: shoe, young lady. Wall of theatre: stone arches or buttresses. Mosaic in small dome (25 mm, 100 mm). Theater: seats for honored guests and worn seats, (pan shot). Small mosaic or painting in comer! Words carved in stone. St. Epiphanius Basilica: marble lined tomb. Hexagonal stones in mosaic (in the Basilica). Reservoir of Salamis (pan shot). Stubs of forum pillars, ruins of Zeus temple in distance. Lizard on wall of reservoir. Stub of aqueduct pillar (served Salamis). Cut-away burial mound of a king: white part is reconstructed. Greek Orthodox Church at Peristerona (11th Century): exterior view, note domes, probable bell tower. Altar implements. Carved seat or altar. Icon. Wood carving above icon. Icon: picture includes fountain. Modern home of unusual construction: living quarters below street level, many concrete steps and walks. Weaving at deaf school: 8 treadles, note shuttle action of hand operated vertical looms. Royal Palace at Vouni on mountain, showing archeological site, (pan shot). Cistern opening: elaborate system of collecting and storing water. Main room (Megaron): broad staircase, area for large drum that was turned to raise bucket. Cistern. Post and groove for well-drum. Water collection system, (pan shot). Tomb or receptacle. Cistern opening. Hollows in stone floor for holding pots of water, grain, olive oil. Stone wall construction: facing stones, rubble fill between facing stones, cross-stone buttresses.

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Cyprus 1969 Reel 48 of 65

Reel 48 of 65 Unedited travelogue en route to Monastery of Apostolos Barnabas

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Cat. Reel 391 1969: Keel 48 Cyprus. June 15. En-route to Apostolos Andreas Monastery Barnabas. Iron water wheel with buckets. Irrigation channel: pipes. Water wheel: wheels, buckets, cogs, pins in operation. Barnabas Monastery: 3 domes. Altar in St. Barnabas Church, paintings, decoration. Large icon. (mcu). Iron with silvery frame and silver halo. Carved altar with icons. Icons. Painted cross in alcove. Small icons on top of altar. Large carved wooden chair. Icon in the back of above chair. Large icon: nativity scene. Altar with icon of St. Barnabas. Icon: St.Barnabas. A Christening ceremony: priests read instructions to the mother as they walk together. Picture of St. David and Dragon (ca. 5th Century A.D.). Stone carving at older monastery (largely covered over during 18th Century restoration). Christening ceremony: baby dipped in wine. Tomb mound (burial tombs of 7th and 8th century B.C. kings, cut in rock, found between Barnabas and Salamis. Tomb no. 47: under glass, bones of two horses. Royal tomb no. 2: stone plaza. Tomb no. 3 under tell, below ground level. Tomb above ground: stone vault. Door to tomb (?). Three-section water channel, probably to a cistern. Holes of door lock mechanism. Door swing groove. Gymnasium and bath at Salamis, (pan shot). A bath.

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