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Greek pottery.

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Published by D. Van Nostrand Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Pottery, Greek,
  • Vases, Greek

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesThe Faber-Van Nostrand monographs on pottery and porcelain
LC ClassificationsNK3840 .L3 1949
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 62 p.
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6048911M
LC Control Number49008726

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Facts about Ancient Greek Pottery the metal dishes The popularity of the black and red potteries was decreased in BC. Some historians think that the pottery was replaced by the metal dishes made from silver or bronze because the Athenians were rich at that time. Ancient Greek pottery, due to its relative durability, comprises a large part of the archaeological record of ancient Greece, and since there is so much of it (over , painted vases are recorded in the Corpus vasorum antiquorum), it has exerted a disproportionately large influence on our understanding of Greek shards of pots discarded or buried in the 1st millennium BC are. About this Item: Faber & Faber, London, Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This book deals not only with the black-figure, red-figure and whiteground pottery of the Classical period, but includes also, in a broad and unprejudiced survey, the . This text showcases a selection of vessels from the Ashmolean's collection. Most of the pots were made in Corinth or Athens and exported in antiquity to Italy and Sicily, where they served as grave-offerings. Many are decorated with figured scenes - ceramic analogues of designs for textiles or silverware - which give an insight into Greek religion, warfare, sport, party-going and craftsmanship.

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