Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Great Britain Fascicule 25, The British Museum Fascicule 11
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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Great Britain Fascicule 25, The British Museum Fascicule 11

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The British Museum's holding of Greek Geometric pottery comprises 200 items, covering the period from the 10th to the 7th century BC. Most of these pieces have never been published before. The bulk of the collection - 123 pieces - is Attic, but eleven other regional styles are also represented. These include not only mainland Greek fabrics such as Argive, Boeotian, Corinthian and Laconian, but also the island fabrics of the Cyclades and Crete, as well as those of East Greece and Caria. The collection is particularly strong in Melian and Rhodian styles. A brief overview of each style precedes the detailed descriptions of the pieces, so that the book serves not only as a catalogue but also as an introduction to the major local fabrics of Early Iron Age Greece. Every piece is illustrated, many with multiple views and some with additional line drawings. This catalogue is British Museum Fascicule 11 in the Great Britain series of the international Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 259.08 x 327.66 x 17.78mm | 1,202.01g
  • BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0714122637
  • 9780714122632
  • 2,139,616

About J. N. Coldstream

The late J.N. Coldstream (1927-2008) was the world's leading scholar of Greek Geometric art. He was Yates Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at University College London until his retirement in 1992. His two great books Greek Geometric Pottery (1968) and Geometric Greece (1977) were revised and updated in the last years of his life.show more

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The volume under review, which publishes all the Greek Geometric pottery in the British Museum, will quickly take its place among Coldstreams authoritative studies dealing with pottery ranging in date from the Protogeometric period (ca. 1050-900 B.C.) to the end of the Geometric style (ca. 700 B.C. in the conventional chronology).'--John K. Papadopoulos"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (05/01/2011)show more