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feature of these lekythoi is a coarse fabric . The shape and pattern could be Athenian , although some details are a little peculiar , for example the style of the
shoulder palmettes . I The figure style is executed with care , and the attention to
Hippon would not have been known overseas, and does not appear in any Athenian context outside the vase-painters' realm. The occurrence of Hippon on
three lekythoi attributed to the Providence Painter exported to Boeotia may
suggest a ...
Author: John Oakley
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Athenian Potters and Painters III presents a rich mass of new material on Greek vases, including finds from excavations at the Kerameikos in Athens and Despotiko in the Cyclades. Some contributions focus on painters or workshops Ð Paseas, the Robinson Group, and the structure of the figured pottery industry in Athens; others on vase forms Ð plates, phialai, cups, and the change in shapes at the end of the sixth century BC. Context, trade, kalos inscriptions, reception, the fabrication of inscribed paintersÕ names to create a fictitious biography, and the reconstruction of the contents of an Etruscan tomb are also explored. The iconography and iconology of various types of figured scenes on Attic pottery serve as the subject of a wide range of papers Ð chariots, dogs, baskets, heads, departures, an Amazonomachy, Menelaus and Helen, red-figure komasts, symposia, and scenes of pursuit. Among the special vases presented are a black spotlight stamnos and a column krater by the Suessula Painter. Athenian Potters and Painters III, the proceedings of an international conference held at the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2012, will, like the previous two volumes, become a standard reference work in the study of Greek pottery.
Scenes on some lekythoi (oil flasks) themselves show lekythoi being used to
adorn the outside of the grave, and it is lekythoi that are particularly deposited in Athenian graves, along with some cups, bowls, and jugs. By contrast, lekythoi are
Author: Robin Osborne
Publisher: Princeton University Press
How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek culture Why did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek art? The scenes depicted on Athenian pottery of the mid-fifth century BC are very different from those of the late sixth century. Did Greek potters have a different world to see—or did they come to see the world differently? In this lavishly illustrated and engagingly written book, Robin Osborne argues that these remarkable changes are the best evidence for the shifting nature of classical Greek culture. Osborne examines the thousands of surviving Athenian red-figure pots painted between 520 and 440 BC and describes the changing depictions of soldiers and athletes, drinking parties and religious occasions, sexual relations, and scenes of daily life. He shows that it was not changes in each activity that determined how the world was shown, but changes in values and aesthetics. By demonstrating that changes in artistic style involve choices about what aspects of the world we decide to represent as well as how to represent them, this book rewrites the history of Greek art. By showing that Greeks came to see the world differently over the span of less than a century, it reassesses the history of classical Greece and of Athenian democracy. And by questioning whether art reflects or produces social and political change, it provokes a fresh examination of the role of images in an ever-evolving world.
Hydria, Polygnotos Group, London BM 1921.7—10.2, ARV2 1060.158, Add. 525,
n.p. T.B.L. Webster, Potter and Patron in Classi[al Athens (London 1972) 242. Lekythos, Kliigmann Painter, Paris Louvre CA 2220, ARV2 1199.25, n.p.; H.R. ...
Author: Sian Lewis
Here Sian Lewis considers the full range of female existence in classical Greece - childhood and old age, unfree and foreign status, and the ageless woman characteristic of Athenian red-figure painting. Ceramics are an unparalleled resource for women's lives in ancient Greece, since they show a huge number of female types and activities. Yet it can be difficult to interpret the meanings of these images, especially when they seem to conflict with literary sources. This much-needed study shows that it is vital to see the vases as archaeology as well as art, since context is the key to understanding which images can stand as evidence for the real lives of women, and which should be reassessed.
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Author: Arthur Fairbanks
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For her publication of the red-figure lekythos from Oropos, Olga Tzachou-
Alexandri had the clay of 22 lekythoi (as well as some other vases) in the
National Museum of Athens analysed by atomic absorption spectrometry,14
among them those ...
Author: Stine Schierup
Publisher: ISD LLC
In the latter part of the fifth century BC, regional red-figure productions were established outside Attica in regional Greece and in the western Mediterranean, propelled by the impact of the art of Attic vase painting. This collection of papers addresses key issues posed by these production centres. Why did they emerge? To what degree was their inception prompted by the emigration of Attic craftsmen in the context of the weakened Attic pottery market at the onset of the Peloponnesian War? How did Attic vase painting influence already existing traditions, and what was selected, adopted or adapted at the receiving end? Who was using red-figure in mainland Greece and Italy, and what were its particular functions in the local cultures? These and more questions are addressed here with the presentation not only of syntheses, but also primary publication of much newly discovered material. Regional production centres covered include those of Euboea, Boeotia, Corinth, Laconia, Macedonia, Ambracia, Lucania, Apulia, Sicily, Locri and Etruria.
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art ( 75.2.2 Provenience : Athens H. 0.204m
. gift of Samuel G. Ward ) Bibliography : A. Fairbanks , Athenian Lekythoi ( New
York 1907 ) 323 , no . 8a . J. H. Wright , “ Unpublished White Lekythoi from Attica
ANALYTICAL INDEX OF DEDICATIONS IN INVENTOR I ES OF THE ATHENIAN
ASKLEPIEION Silver ( dr . ) Gold ( dr . ) ... 74b horns I-1p 1 ( silver ) key * III.27b
key nl ( iron ) lekythoi * I11.320 oil flask nl lekythoi III . 33a oil flask nl leather ...
ISBN 0-521-82016-2 Picturing Death promises the first in - depth study of the
iconography of Athenian whiteground lekythoi , and Oakley , the author of
monographs on two of the best painters of this type of pottery , the Achilles and
Cf . the fragments of a battle , perhaps an amazonomachy , from a private tomb in
the Kerameikos : U . Knigge , “ Marmorakroter und Fries von einem attischen
Grabbau ? " AM 99 ( 1984 ) 231 - 234 , pl . 39 . For amazons on Athenian lekythoi
Author: Olga Palagia
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Contains the proceedings of an international conference celebrating 2500 years since the birth of democracy in Greece, held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, December 4-6, 1992. Topics include the date of the old temple of Athena on the Athenian Acropolis.
This richly illustrated volume closely examines the four major types of scenes: domestic pictures; the mythological conductors of the soul; the prothesis (wake); and visits to the grave.
Author: John H. Oakley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Attic white lekythoi, funerary vases long appreciated for their beautiful polychrome images, evoke the style of lost classical wall and mural paintings. This richly illustrated volume closely examines the four major types of scenes: domestic pictures; the mythological conductors of the soul; the prothesis (wake); and visits to the grave. John Oakley analyzes these pictures in context, documenting relationships between the "rites of passage," Athenian history, and the changing perceptions of death in fifth-century Athens.
60 Most of these lekythoi , including those by the Marathon Painter , were later
subsumed under the broader category of the Class of Athens 581 by J . D .
Beazley , who distinguished a variety of subgroups , one of which was painted by
The second stage is datable by the occurrence of a representative example in a
grave ( 307 ) with a red - figured lekythos of about 460 B . C . The third stage can
be dated by a well group in Athens of about 460 – 440 B . C . ( see further , p .
Author: Carl William Blegen
The North Cemetery at Corinth was originally discovered in 1915. Excavations in 1928-1930 uncovered 530 graves and cleared 54 deposits. The graves represented remains from the Middle Helladic, Geometric, proto-Corinthian, and Corinthian periods and continued through the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. There was also a certain amount of reuse in the Roman period.
39 , each mention it briefly . For the scene on an Athenian lekythos cf . Athens
P3779 , from Perachora ; ABV 470 . 90 , attributed to the Cock Class . On
Euboean lekythoi see now V . Sabetai , CVA Thebes 1 ( 6 ) , 37 - 8 . 55 . A433 (
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Author: British School at Athens
"A short history of the British school at Athens. 1886-1911", by G. A. Macmillan: no. 17, p. [ix]-xxxviii.
REILLY 1989 : Reilly J . , Many Brides : “ Mistress and Maid ” on Athenian Lekythoi , Hesperia 58 ( 1989 ) 417Η . ROBERTSON 1992 : Robertson M . , The
Art of VasePainting in Classical Athens , Cambridge 1992 ROBINSON - FLUCK
Author: Liana Parlama
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
The extensive excavations required to build the new Athens Metro have unearthed archaeological finds of staggering importance. Under the modern city, untouched for thousands of years, lay a wealth of artifacts and the remains of homes, market-places, and temples from ancient Athens. This full-color book presents the astonishing discoveries from this city beneath the city -- bringing the capital of the classical world to life once again. Working just steps ahead of the Metro construction, archaeologists labored to preserve the ancient city, removing entire foundations intact. What they found can be seen in an extraordinary exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens -- and in this glorious book. Spanning Athenian life from the Mycenaean to the Byzantine eras, the 500 objects featured range from statues, pottery, and jewelry to tools, toys, a dog collar, and a large stone slab listing the dead from three battles of the Peloponnesian War, mentioned by Thucydides. On every captivating page, Athens: The City Beneath the City resonates with new information about the dynamic culture of ancient Greece.