Greek Vases: An Introduction

Greek Vases: An Introduction

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By (author) Elizabeth Moignard

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  • Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 214mm x 12mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853996912
  • ISBN 13: 9781853996917
  • Illustrations note: 47 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 421,271

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"Greek Vases" is a discussion of the painted vases which were an ever-present but understated feature of life in the Greek world between the end of the Bronze Age and the rise of Rome, and, in the modern world, an important component of museum collections since the eighteenth century. The book uses specific illustrated examples to explore the archaeological use of vases as chronological indicators, the use of the various shapes, their scenes of myth and everyday life and what these tell us, the way in which we think about their makers, and how they are treated today as museum objects and archaeological evidence.

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Elizabeth Moignard is Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of fascicies 16 and 18 of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, and of many articles and chapters in books.