Hellenistic Pottery: The Plain Wares
ASCSA, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 438 pages
This manuscript represents the third and final volume in the publication of the Hellenistic pottery unearthed by the American excavations in the Athenian Agora. The first installment (Agora XXII) was devoted to the moldmade bowls and the second (Agora XXIX) to the remainder of the fine ware. The third presents the plain wares, including household pottery, oil containers, and cooking pottery. In all, about 1,400 Hellenistic vessels in these categories have been entered into the excavation record, which are represented here in a catalogue of 847 objects. The study constructs a typology, based on both form and fabric, and a chronology for these ceramics, using the fact that many of the pieces were found in closed contexts like wells. Finally, the author discusses the possible functions of the ceramic shapes found, and uses them to reconstruct some of the domestic and industrial activities of Hellenistic Athenians. While it documents the pottery assemblage of one site, this book will be an essential reference tool for archaeologists around the Mediterranean.
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DESCRIPTIVE OVERVIEW AND CONCLUSIONS
COOKING WARE 165
SUMMARY OF SHAPE CHRONOLOGIES
ANALYSES OF CERAMIC SAMPLES
RAMAN LASER MICROPROBE SPECTROSCOPY
VESSELS FOR OIL AND UNGUENTS
1st century 2nd century 4th century Agora XII Agora XXIX Agora XXVI Athenian Athenian Agora Athens blackened bottom braziers brown Chart Chytra Cistern coarse dull white coins Comparanda Context Context of ca Corinth Corinthian decoration Delos deposit sample Diam disk foot early 1st century eponym Eretria fill H floor Form fragments gloss Gray unguentarium fabric grooves Group Hellenistic period Hellenistic water-jug fabric Hesperia hives hole Inclusions interior inventoried examples Kerameikos Knidian Knossos kraters lagynos Late Hellenistic Lekane Lopas lower fill medium hard middle fill moldmade bowls neck Nonstandard fabric offoot Pink temper fabric Pinkish buff fabric pithos pottery probably red fabric Rhodian ridge rim restored ring foot Roman Rotroff Schist cooking fabric shape shoulder similar slightly grainy sparkling spout stamped amphora handles Stoa of Attalos Sullan surface Thompson underside unguentaria upper fill vessels wall and rim Wheel marks