Hellenistic Pottery: Athenian and Imported Wheelmade Table Ware and Related Material, Part 1

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ASCSA, 1997 - History - 612 pages
The second of two volumes on the Hellenistic fine ware unearthed in excavations in the Athenian Agora, this book presents the Hellenistic wheelmade table ware and votive vessels found between 1931 and 1982, some 1,500 Attic and 300 imported pieces. An introductory section includes chapters devoted to fixed points in the chronology of the pottery, to a general discussion of the decoration of Hellenistic pots, both stamped and painted, and to the question of workshops. The author dedicates much of the text to a typology of Attic Hellenistic fine ware, carefully examining the origins, development, chronology, forms, and decoration of each shape. The ordering of the material by function rather than by the form of vessels provides insight into life in Hellenistic Athens. Especially important is the development of a chronological framework that builds upon and refines the author's earlier work in this area.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
3
FIXED POINTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT CONTEXTS
20
THE DECORATION 0F ATTIC HELLENISTIC POTTERY
37
WORKSHOPS
72
DRINKING CUPS
83
OTHER VESSELS FOR WINE SERVICE
120
VESSELS FOR FOOD SERVICE
142
VESSELS FOR OIL
169
VOTIVES AND OTHER VESSELS FOR RELIGIOUS USE
204
IMPORTED POTTERY
221
ORGANIZATION OF CATALOGUE ENTRIES
239
IMPORTED POTTERY
389
CHEMIGAL ANALYSIS OP BLACKGLAZED HELLENISTIG CANTEENS 13y R E jones
489
CONGORDANGES
519
GENERAL
555
MOTIFS
567

POURING VESSELS FOR OTHER OR UNKNOWN LIQUIDS
179
COVERED TOILET VESSELS
188
DEPOSITS
573
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Susan I. Rotroff is the Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis.

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