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The Early Black-Figured Pottery of Attika in Context (<i>c</i>. 630-570 BCE) (Monumenta Graeca et Romana)

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The Early Black-Figured Pottery of Attika in Context (c. 630-570 BCE)

Monumenta Graeca et Romana

By Alexandra Alexandridou

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Format: Hardback, 44 pages
Other Information: 60 Illustrations, black and white
Published In: Netherlands, 01 December 2010
Setting as a starting point the introduction of the black-figure technique in Attic workshops at around 630 BCE, this book attempts a contextual analysis of Attic pottery until late in the first quarter of the sixth century BCE. The shapes and their functions, as well as the iconographic themes are explored through this perspective. This offers an interesting insight into funerary, cultic and profane activities in Athens and the Attic countryside, which is completed by an extensive study of the trade and distribution of Attic vases during this period. The result is a complete overview of early black-figure Attic production, enabling an afresh archaeological approach to late seventh-and early sixth-century Attic society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments List of Bibliography Abbreviations Chapter One: Introduction - History of Research of Attic Black-Figure Chapter Two: Attic Early Black-Figured Shapes Mixing Vessels Skyphos-krater Egg-shaped krater Column-krater Lebes Pouring Vessels Louterion Oinokhoe and Olpe Drinking Vessels Skyphos Cup Kantharos Chalice Transport Vessels Amphora Hydria Loutrophoros Lekane and Lekanis Plate Oil, Perfume and Cosmetic Containers Lekythos Aryballos Exaleiptron Amphoriskos Pyxis Conclusions Attic "Korinthianising" Shapes and the Symposion Illuminating Attic burial customs: Early black-figured shapes and offering trenches Chapter Three: Attic Early Black-Figure Painters The earliest generation of black-figure painters The early sixth century Mobility of potters and painters Chapter Four: Attic Early Black-Figure Iconography Heroes Herakles Perseus Bellerophon Meleager Trojan Cycle Peleus and Thetis The Judgement of Paris Akhilleus receiving armour from Thetis Funeral Games for Patroklos Departure of Antilokhos or of Amphiaraos Warriors' Duels Deities Hermes Aglauridai Potnia and Despotes Theron, as well as comparable figures Mythological Figures Silenoi and Nymphs Harpyiai Generic Scenes Symposion and Komasts Horses and Chariots Processions of Women Animals and Protomes Animals Animal and Human Protomes Conclusions Chapter Five: Distribution of Attic Early Black-Figured Pottery Distribution within Attika Domestic Contexts Sanctuaries Nekropoleis Distribution outside Attika Aigina Korinthia Central Greece Islands Northern Greece Western Asia Minor and neighbouring islands Eastern Mediterranean North African coast: Egypt Kyrenaike The Black Sea area Etruria South Italy Sicily Southern France Spain Conclusions Traders of Attic early black-figured pottery Chapter Six: A Ceramic Approach to Early Archaic Attika Appendix I: Catalogue of the Attic Early Black-Figured Vases Appendix II: Distribution Tables Appendix III: Distribution Maps Appendix IV: List of Painters Indices Index I: Painters, Groups Index II: Shapes Index III: Sites Index IV: Subjects and Iconographic Elements Index V: General Index VI: Museums and Collections Illustrations 1-60

About the Author

Alexandra Alexandridou, DPhil (2008) in Classical Archaeology, Oxford University, has taught Classical Archaeology at the Universities of Peloponnese and Crete and she is working as part-time educational personnel at the Open University of Cyprus. She has published on seventh and sixth-century Attic burial customs, including "Offering Trenches and Funerary Ceremonies in the Attic Countryside. The evidence from the North Necropolis of Vari", In: From Artemis to Diana. The Goddess of Man and Beast, Acta Hyperborea 12, Copenhagen 2009.

EAN: 9789004186040
ISBN: 9004186042
Publisher: Brill
Age Range: 15+ years
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