Ioanna Christoforaki questions the notions of East and West in the art of Lusignan Cyprus, where East is traditionally identified with Byzantium and West with western Europe. Cyprus is an island repeatedly referred to as a melting pot and a crossroads between the East and the West. Examples from icons, frescoes, mosaics, manuscripts, pilgrim flasks and censers, distributed in the eastern Mediterranean in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, demonstrate that a variety of visual traditions and influences, which circulated widely between the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and that of Armenian Cilicia, were assimilated in the Cypriot art of the early Lusignan period.