The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Greek Lamps and Offering Trays
American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Sep 30, 2015 - Social Science - 256 pages
This volume continues the publication of excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth. It incorporates two bodies of material--Greek lamps and offering trays. The lamps include those made from the 7th through 2nd centuries B.C., together with a few Roman examples not included in Corinth XVIII.2. They served to provide light and to accompany the rites of sacrifice. The offering trays differ from the liknon-type offering trays published by A. Brumfield; they support a variety of vessels rather than types of food and had a symbolic function in the Sanctuary rituals. They are extremely common in the Sanctuary and only rarely attested elsewhere.
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3rd century B.c. 5th century B.c. Agora Archaic Athenian Agora Attic lamps B.C. Corinth XVIII.3 black glaze body to rim Br IVB broneer type building century B.c. Context century B.c. Corinth Clay group cone Context date Corinth Iv.2 Corinthian lamps cups Pl decoration Demeter and Kore deposit Diam early 3rd century early 5th century examples Excavations figurines fill hole flat bottom floor globular body groove half of 4th handmade Hellenistic Howland type Hübinger Imported lamp Intact Isthmia joining fragments Kerameikos lanterns late 4th century Late Roman low disk foot maximum diameter miniature Morgantina Multiple-nozzle lamps non-Attic imports nozzle offering trays oinochoe ovoid body pedestal Perachora phialai phiale pottery preserved quarter of 5th Sanctuary of Demeter second half sherds similar spout strap handle surface Terrace third quarter Three-cup tray tube tury B.c. type I Pl type vII unid vessels wall Wheelmade