Vessels and Variety: New Aspects of Danish Research in Ancient Pottery

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Annette Rathje, Hanne Thomasen, Kristine Bøggild Johannsen
Museum Tusculanum Press, Oct 1, 2013 - Social Science - 319 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

A Reinterpretation of the early Protocorinthian
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II
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The Ambiguous sex or embodied Divinity
107
The Myth of Iphigenia in the Literary
123
Head Hunting in Cyprus
149
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Hanne Thomasen is former Carlsberg scholar at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen and currently a freelance scholar and classical archaeologist. Annette Rathje is associate professor of classical archaeology at the University of Copenhagen and editor-in-chief of the monographic series Acta Hyperborea. Kristine Bøggild Johannsen is curator at the Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen.

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