To his close friends, Picasso did not hide his admiration for the Iberian sculptures.
Because of its shape, Hill dubbed it “the egg,” while Milosevic, thinking it resembled Spain, called it “the Iberian Peninsula.”
But he also remembers what Iberian anti-Americanism looked like up close.
Within two days, he had stolen as many Iberian sculptures, eventually presenting them to Picasso as a gift.
The Iberian versus SIberian debate followed the archeological gold trail from Kennewick back to Montana.
It is uncertain whether the word is of Celtic or of Iberian origin.
The family to which he belonged was probably Italian, and not Iberian, by blood.
And predominant in the Iberian mind is the thought La vida es sueño: "Life is a dream."
Iberians:used skin-boats, 19-20;Iberian type in modern Britain, 38.
If so, they may be Iberian, or what is commonly called CeltIberian, a term which I think there is reason for abandoning.
c.1600 (n.); 1610s (adj.), from Latin Iberia, ancient name of the Spanish peninsula, from Greek Iberes "Celtic people of Spain;" also the name given to an Asiatic people near the Caucasus. Of unknown origin in both uses, but the word as applied in Spain is believed to be related to the River Ebro. The earliest English reference is to the Caucasians; in reference to Spain and Portugal it dates from 1610s.