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The Consumers' Choice
Uses of Greek Figure-Decorated Pottery

Edited by Thomas H. Carpenter, Elizabeth Langridge-Noti and Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell

The Consumers' Choice
Paperback, 166 pages £16.00
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781931909327
Format: 228mm x 152mm
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Subjects: Archaeological Institute of America, Archaeology, Art & Art History
Series: AIA Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture

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.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 166 pages
 228mm x 152mm

BIC Code:
  ART015060, HIS002000, SOC003000
 Archaeological Institute of America


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