The Consumers' Choice
Uses of Greek Figure-Decorated Pottery
Edited by Thomas H. Carpenter, Elizabeth Langridge-Noti and Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell
As published excavated contexts become more plentiful and as older contexts are reexamined, it has become increasingly possible to consider Greek figure-decorated pottery from the perspective of its use.
The essays in this volume explore the relationship between image and use in different contexts, with an emphasis on the user and consumer-that is, they explore the possible meanings images had for the individuals who obtained the objects on which they appear.
The essays pose questions concerning why a consumer might choose a particular pot, why it might be part of an assemblage, or why a particular set of pots might have moved in a particular direction. The contributors are Sheramy D. Bundrick, An Jiang, Kathleen M. Lynch, Bice Peruzzi, Vivi Sarapanidi, Tara Trahey, and Vicky Vlachou.
67 b&w illustrations, photographs and drawings.
Introduction / Thomas H. Carpenter, Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, and Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell
Reconsidering hand looms on Athenian vases / Sheramy D. Bundrick
Karneia and Kitharoidos : rereading a Laconian cup in the Michael C. Carlos Museum / An Jiang
Gordion cups and other Attic black-figure cups at Gordion in Phrygia / Kathleen M. Lynch
Eggs in a drinking cup : unexpected uses of a Greek shape in Central Apulian funerary contexts / Bice Peruzzi
Too young to fight (or drink) : a warrior krater in a child burial at ancient Sindos / Vivi Saripanidi
Trademarks and the dynamic image : a step to visualizing patterns in imagery movement from Athens to Etruria / Tara M. Trahey
Image and story in late geometric Attica : interpreting a giant pitcher from Marathon / Vicky Vlachou
Tom Carpenteris the Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Classics at Ohio University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Greek iconography.
Elizabeth Langridge-Notiis an associate professor of archaeology and classical studies at DEREE, The American College of Greece in Athens, Greece and co-founder of the Pottery in Context Network. She has published on Greek pottery from the Archaic through the Hellenistic periods.
Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnellis professor of art history at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. His books include Looking at Greek Art , and A History of Greek Art.
New Titles List
Thomas H. Carpenter
AIA Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture
- Beyond Iconography - Materials, Methods, and Meaning in Ancient Surface Decoration
- The Consumers' Choice - Uses of Greek Figure-Decorated Pottery
- What Shall I Say of Clothes? - Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity