• Morgantina Studies: Fornaci E Officine Da Vasaio Tardo-Ellenistiche v. 3

    Morgantina Studies: Fornaci E Officine Da Vasaio Tardo-Ellenistiche v. 3 (MORGANTINA STUDIES) (Hardback) By (author) Ninina Cuomo Di Caprio

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    DescriptionThe kilns at Morgantina, site of the well-known excavations in central Sicily, are an outstanding example of multiple potters' workshops in use during the late Hellenistic period. In fully documenting these ten kilns, excavated between 1955 and 1963, Ninina Cuomo di Caprio offers both a representative cross-section of the physical setting of ceramic production in this ancient Greek city and evidence for its daily industrial activity. She includes detailed plans and section drawings of each kiln and formulates hypotheses on its operation in light of modern thermodynamics. The text, which is in Italian, is preceded by an English-language summary. Cuomo di Caprio's archaeological study of the kiln structures and their ceramic products is supplemented by such diagnostic tools as thermoluminescence analysis, neutron activation analysis, X-ray diffraction, and optical examination by polarizing microscope. Opening an entirely new window into the everyday working practices of the Morgantina potters, this study demonstrates that they operated at a very sophisticated level: selecting and purifying specific clays, and adding certain materials to manipulate their working and firing characteristics.


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    Title
    Morgantina Studies: Fornaci E Officine Da Vasaio Tardo-Ellenistiche v. 3
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ninina Cuomo Di Caprio
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 292 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,230 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691040141
    ISBN 10: 0691040141
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: AGZ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    BIC subject category V2: AFP
    DC21: 937.8
    Thema V1.0: AGZ, NKD, AFP
    Illustrations note
    69 b/w pls
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    22 December 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey