Vessels and variety : new aspects of ancient pottery / edited by Hanne Thomasen, Annette Rathje and Kristine Bøggild Johannsen.

  • English
  • Italian
Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 2013.
xii, 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.


Summary note
"Addressing topics of production and distribution, iconography, regional studies, and museum collections, this volume sheds new and important light on perspectives in the fields of ancient pottery studies. The articles, substantial and well-illustrated, cover a wide span of time from the Geometric period and into the Roman period, including new results and material from excavations as well as new methodological approaches. The range of vessels and their varieties discussed include: Campana A pottery from the southern Levant and the Black Sea areas ; Oinotrian-Euboian pottery in a sanctuary context in Timpone della Motta near Sybaris in the Middle to Late Geometric periods ; Early Proto Corinthian aryballos in the western Mediterranean ; Greek imported and local pottery from the earliest times in Crotone's history ; iconographic history of the myth of Iphigenia from Athens to southern Italian vase-painting ; small terracotta figurines from Peloponnesian sanctuaries ; anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures on Etruscan impasto vessels ; Cypro-Arcaic pottery ; and objects - red-gloss relief decorated sherds and Geometric pottery - housed in Danish museum collections. The articles represent recent Danish archaeological research of the Mediterranean and constitute an important contribution to the ongoing international debate on the roles of pottery in ancient societies"--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Language note
English with one contribution in Italian.
I. Production and distribution. Consumption and production of Greek pottery in the Sibaritide during the 8th century BC / Jan Kindberg Jacobsen ; A reinterpretation of the Early Protocorinthian globular aryballos / Hanne Thomasen ; Uncommon tastes : the consumption of Campana A pottery in the souther Levant and the Black Sea region / Søren Handberg, Peter J. Stone & Jane Hjarl Petersen -- II. Iconography. The mystery of the seated goddess : archaic terracotta figurines of the northeastern Peloponnese / Signe Barford ; The ambiguous sex or embodied divinity : a note on an unusual vessel in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek / Annette Rathje ; The myth of Iphigenia in the literary and pictorial tradition of Greece and Magna Graecia / Helle Salskov Roberts ; "Head hunting" in Cyprus / Lone Wriedt Sørensen -- III. Regional studies. A figure-decorated plate from the sanctuary of the Timpone della Motta / Sine Grove Saxkjær ; Materiali greci e coloniali della prima fase dell'antica Kroton dallo scavo 2009 nel quartiere settentrionale. Osservazioni / Domenico Marino ... [et al.] -- IV. Museum collections: Bertel Thorvaldsen's collection of "so-called Arretine vessels" reconsidered / Kristine Bøggild Johannsen ; Al Mina pottery in the National Museum of Denmark / Stine Schierup.
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