Hellenistic Pottery and Terracottas
The articles collected and reprinted here appeared originally in the pages of Hesperia. "Two Centuries of Hellenistic Pottery," by Homer A. Thompson, presented in 1934 some of the pottery found in the early excavations of the American School in the Athenian Agora. The series titled "Three Centuries of Hellenistic Terracottas," by Dorothy B. Thompson, includes ten articles that were published between 1952 and 1966. The working chronology that the authors established has made these studies basic references for investigations of Attic pottery and terracottas of the Hellenistic period, wherever found. In recognition of subsequent discoveries, the Thompsons' work has now been augmented by a preface with bibliography for each, prepared by Susan I. Rotroff, which comments particularly on the changes in chronology resulting from the continuing excavations in the Agora and elsewhere. In "Afterthoughts" Dorothy Thompson has made new observations concerning certain terracottas.
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2nd century Agora amphora appears Athenian Athens band base black glaze body bottom bowls broken buff clay century B.C. chamber Cistern clay close coins common complete coroplast covered decoration deposit discussion draped drapery earlier early evidence examples fabric face female figure figurines fired flat floor fourth century fragment Greek hair hand handle head Hellenistic Hesperia inside interesting lamps late later leaves lower material metal middle missing modelled mould mouth Museum neck objects origin paint period pieces pitcher plain plates pointed pottery probably quarter relief remains represented round Scale seated seems shape shoulder shows side side-wall similar slightly specimens stamped Stoa style suggests terracotta thin third traces upper vases wall Ware wearing West Slope wreath
Page 435 - J. Day, An economic history of Athens under Roman domination, New York 1942, Kap.
Page 433 - M. Thompson, The New Style Silver Coinage of Athens (New York, 1961), pp.
Page 413 - Catalogue raisonne des figurines et reliefs en terre-cuite, grecs et romains, II, Myrina, Paris, 1963 (hereafter, Mollard, Myrina), pi.
Page 416 - Terra-Cottas from Myrina in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1934) 9 Anm.
Page 169 - JL Myres, Handbook of the Cesnola collection of antiquities from Cyprus, New York, 1914, p.
Page 181 - HA Thompson and RE Wycherley, The Athenian Agora, XIV, The Agora of Athens (Princeton, 1972), pp. 66-8, 103-4. The date is based largely upon the evidence of the stamped amphora handles in the fill. VR Grace, "Les timbres amphoriques grecs," Exploration archéologique de Délos 27 (Paris, 1970), pp. 291, 320; "Stamped Handles of Commercial Amphoras," Excavations at Nessana 1 (London, 1962), p.
Page 437 - W. van Ingen, Figurines from Seleucia on the Tigris, Ann Arbor, 1939, p.
Page 188 - Robinson, The Athenian Agora v, Pottery of the Roman Period, Chronology (Princeton, 1959) nos.